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​Requesting Library Materials

This guide will help you learn to request library materials from the UO Libraries and beyond.

Requesting UO Library Materials

When you find an item in the UO Libraries but do not have time to pick it up yourself you can request that we retrieve it for you and hold it at for you to pick up.

A search for the book "Between the World and Me" in the LibrarySearch catalog search box on the UO Libraries homepage

When you search for an item in the LibrarySearch catalog you will have the option to request the item be set aside for later pick-up. You can even request that a book that is currently checked out be returned for you to use.

Sign in to LibrarySearch

To place requests you will need to log into the LibrarySearch catalog using your DuckID. You should be prompted to log in once you begin your search. On the LibrarySearch Sign In splash page click on the link that describes you to get your login prompt.

The splash page asking you to sign in to LibrarySearch


If you are not prompted to log in, click on the "Sign In" link on the upper right-hand corner of the LibrarySearch results page to log in.

A LibrarySearch results page with the "Sign In" option in the upper right-hand corner highlighted.

Make your request!

To place your request click on the "Find in a library" tab beneath your item's description.

The list of results from a search for "Between the World and Me" in LibrarySearch with the "Find in a library" tab for the book highlighted.

Once you have opened the "Find in a library" tab click the "Request UO Item" link. This option is only available if you have signed in.

An image highlighting the "Request UO Item" link inside the "Find in a library" tab

Once you click on the "Request UO item" link you will be given several options. At this point you only need to select the location where you would like to pick up the item and then click on the "Request" button. You will receive an email when the item is ready for you to pick up.

An image of the "lace a request for an item in the UO Libraries" options with the dropdown menu to select a Pickup Location highlighted..