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Q. How can I request a book for pick up?

I'd like the library to pull a book and put it on hold for me.


Answered By: Beth Juhl
Last Updated: May 15, 2023     Views: 840

You can request that we retrieve an item from the circulating collections and hold it for you. To request items, use the ”Request this item” link  in OneSearch.

Catalog book record request screen

How to place a request

Use the Request this Item link to

  • request that materials be retrieved from the Library Annex
  • request that items be pulled and held for you at a service desk
  • request RUSH cataloging on items that are in process
  • be notified when items that are on order have been received

Pickup Locations

You must specify the pickup location for your items.

  • Most users will choose Mullins Library Help Desk as their pickup location.
  • Distant users shoudl contact us about having items sent to them.

You will be notified by email when your item is available for pick up.

Item Checked Out?

You have two options for requesting checked out items.

In a rush? 

Depending on the item due date, choosing to request the book from another library may be the fastest way to get it.  Use the link "Checked out? Request on ILLiad" to send your request to our Interlibrary Loan Department.

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad or ILL) is a service that is fast, convenient, and free to you. Most items will be delivered to the main service desk within 5 working days; articles and chapters delivered electronically can take as little as a few hours. See our help videos linked below on using ILLiad for more information.

Not in a rush? 

Simply request the item to be the next person in line to check out the item.  You will be notified when the item is available for you to check out.


Request an Article Scan

Use this link to request a copy of an article from a journal in our collection. Your article request will be delivered through the ILLiad interlibrary loan / document delivery system.

Request a Chapter Scan

Use this link to request a copy of a book chapter from an item in our collection. Your chapter request will be delivered through the ILLiad interlibrary loan / document delivery system. Due to copyright restrictions, chapter requests are limited to 10% of the total volume or up to 50 pages.

Need Help?

For help with requests and holds contact:

Mullins Help Desk

For help with Interlibrary Loan and Scan requests, contact:

Interlibrary Loan