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Library Services for CMLT Students and Faculty: Requesting Items

Library Account

Searching the catalog does not require signing in to your library account, but logging in does allow you to:

If you are not sure how to log in to your account check out our Library Account guide.

Requests

Found a book in the catalog that you want, but aren't able to come to campus today, live out of town, or the item is checked out? Once logged in to the catalog, you can place requests for items you'd like.

After finding the book you'd like to request, click the title in the search results to open the book's catalog record. Under GET IT click REQUEST.

Screenshot of a catalog record with a purple box around the word "Request".


If you don't need it after a certain date, click the arrow next to the pickup date to choose the date you no longer need the item.
If you'd like the book mailed to you, add your address to the Comment section.
Click SEND REQUEST to submit your hold.

Screenshot of request details with a purple box around the not needed after date, the comment box, and the request button.


We'll receive a notification email that you've placed a request for the item. Once it is ready for pick-up, we'll send you an email to let you know that it is ready or that it has been dropped in the mail.
You can also request for pages or a chapter of a book to be scanned (digitized) and emailed to you, as long as the number of pages requested falls under our fair use guidelines (1 chapter or 10%).

After logging in and searching for the book in the catalog, click the title in the search results to open the book's record. Under GET IT click DIGITIZATION.
Fill in the chapter or article title, page numbers, and any additional comments you'd like us to know. If you don't need it after a certain date make sure to add that date to your digitization request. Then click SEND DIGITIZATION REQUEST.

Screenshot of a catalog record with a box around the Digitization option.     A screenshot of the digitization request fields.


We'll receive a notification email alerting us to your request. After reviewing the number of pages to make sure it falls under our copyright fair use guidelines, we'll scan the pages you need and email them to you.