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Requesting Materials

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Request Books

Request Videos DVD Info

Request Journal articles/book chapters Info

Interlibrary Loan Info

ILLiad form for making requests


How to request materials owned by ASU Libraries:

  • Enter the Online Catalog and conduct your search: http://library.lib.asu.edu/.
  • Click on the entry you wish to request.
  • Find and display the complete record for the title.
  • Click the request buttonbutton which is displayed at the top and bottom of your screen.
  • Choose a library pick-up location from the drop-down menu and click the Submit Button button.
  • If there are multiple entries for a single title, mark the one you want and click "REQUEST SELECTED ITEM".
    • The message "Your request for [TITLE] was successful." verifies that your request was sent.
  • The book you request will be pulled from the shelf and taken to the Information & Check Out Desk of the Library you selected.

Note: The request button button will not display if the item cannot currently be requested. Check with the Information & Check Out Desk for additional information on these items.

Request Materials Policy

Items with shelf status

  • The ASU Libraries provide a pull service from eligible collections for current ASU affiliates.
  • The service is available Monday through Friday.
  • Placing a hold does not prevent another patron from retrieving the item and checking it out.
  • The majority of items are available for pickup at the Information & Check Out Desk within 3 working days.
  • Length of time requests Held: Books and Videos - 7 days
  • Tempe campus students are limited to five per day from collections located on the Tempe campus.
  • Excluded collections: journals, non-circulating material, and reserve items.
  • This service is not available to Community Borrowers.
  • Distance Education Book Request
  • Biomedical Informatics Department Book Request

Items that are checked out

  • Search and request through BorrowItNow before recalling a checked out item.
  • Most items from the general stacks collection with a status of "Due mm/dd/yyyy" may be recalled.
  • An item recalled from the current borrower could take up to 15 days to receive.
  • Not all checked out items qualify for recall.
  • For the complete recall policy, see Recall Policy information.

Requesting videos for classroom use

  • ASU faculty, students and staff who need a video or DVD on a specific date in the future should use Media Booking.
  • Media Bookings will take precedence over other requests and may delay fulfilling requests made online.

How will I be notified?

  • Library notifications are sent to the email address included in your library account.
  • Online: Track status of requested item. Items that have arrived will have a status of "Ready. Must pickup by mm/dd/yyyy".
  • Items that are not picked up by the date noted are returned to the shelves of the owning library.