Requesting Books

  • Find books you would like to borrow using the Library Catalog search.
  • Click the title link of an item to open the "Full View of Record" page.
  • On the "Location" line find a copy you would like to request, and click the "Availability" link.
  • Click the blue "Reqest this item" button above the availability listings.
    • This should prompt you to login to your home institution using your credentials from that school.
  • Select the pickup location you would like using the drop-down menu and click the blue "Next" button.
    • Please note that not all items can be requested to be sent to Shady Grove.  If you don't see Shady Grove in the drop-down, it can't be sent here.
  • Confirm that all of the information on the "Hold Request Confirmation" page is correct, then click the blue "Confirm Request" button.
    • You can check on the status of your request at any time by using the My Account site, and clicking "view/cancel" on the "Requests" line.
  • For information on the Curbside Pickup process during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our Borrowing page.