You can request a UO Libraries' book held at any of our locations to be sent to the Knight Pickup Window, to the Law Library for curbside pickup, to the Portland Library & Learning Commons for curbside pickup, or to to your home address. To do this click on the book's title and then scroll down to "Request Options," select the "Request UO Item" link, and select your preferred delivery option. If the book is currently checked out this option also serves as a way to recall the book, although returns have currently been suspended. You must be logged in to your Library Account to see the request options.
If you only need a chapter from a print book the UO Libraries provides a service called Document Delivery where you can place a request to have a copy of the item made for your use (subject to copyright restrictions). To request a print chapter in LibrarySearch, click on the title then scroll down to "Request Options: Document Delivery." Complete the form with information about the chapter--including page numbers--to complete the request. You must be signed in to your Library Account to see the request options.
If you need an item that is not available through the UO Libraries, you can request it through our interlibrary loan service (ILL).
We are only able to borrow through ILL for current UO faculty, students, and staff at this time to support remote teaching and learning. Please note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many libraries around the country and world are closed to employees and not fulfilling ILL requests. Obtaining material from other libraries is taking much longer than usual and borrowed items will be quarantined for three days upon arrival. Please use ILL judiciously.
You can search hundreds of libraries from around the world using WorldCat. It is linked directly from the UO Libraries homepage (see below).
If you find an item you want in WorldCat, look for the green button that says "Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan (about 10 days) (see below).
On the next screen, you will log in to the interlibrary loan request system, or ILLiad. If you have never used ILLiad, you will be prompted to set up an account the first time you log in. If you need help logging in or resetting your ILLiad password, contact the ILL staff at 541-346-3055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you log in to ILLiad, the request form may automatically fill in with the item's citation information. If not, fill out the form with as much information as you have about the item, e.g., author, title, publisher, date. When you are done, click "submit."
You will get an email when your item has arrived and is ready for pickup. To check the status of your request, log in to your ILLiad account.
UO Libraries has launched the Knight Pickup Window for all branch libraries except Portland and Law (see below for other options).
Beginning Friday, April 3, you can pick up requested materials at the pickup window near the East front entrance of Knight Library (the side closest to the Schnitzer Art Museum).
Pickup Window Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Please wait at the end of the ADA ramp for the next available clerk and help keep everyone safe by observing social distancing guidelines.
Law Library curbside pickup hours: Tuesday 8:00 am-12:00 pm; Thursday 10:00 am-2:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
At your scheduled pickup time, please wait at the south entrance next to the Knight Law Center parking lot. We will bring the materials to you curbside.
You may request curbside pickup for materials at the Portland Library and Learning Commons. We will notify you when the material is ready. Please bring your UO ID or other official ID to the White Stag Block entrance at 70 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209. If you are unable to enter the building with badge access, please contact us ahead of time to schedule pickup, email@example.com or 503-412-3671.
Portland Library and Learning Commons curbside pickup hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
If none of these pickup options work for you, you can also request items to be mailed to your home address. Please enter your mailing address in the request form (see below). We will page the items and ship them to you via FedEx at no charge to you. Material can be returned to the book drops at Knight Library or the Portland Library and Learning Commons, or by mail to University of Oregon Libraries, 1501 Kincaid St., Eugene, OR 97403-1299.
To select any of these pickup/delivery options. follow these steps (see examples below):