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Requesting Items

As a faculty member, you can request items directly through USearch, the library’s online catalog. You can request items to be placed on the hold shelf, and you can request items to be scanned. You can also request from multi-volume and non-circulating items. Expand the sliders below to learn more about these services.

Requesting Items for the Hold Shelf

The library will place items on the hold shelf for you. You can request items from the Styberg Library and any of the Northwestern libraries. These steps will guide you through how to do this.

1. Search for an item at https://library.garrett.edu/usearch.

2. Open the item record by clicking on the title.

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3. Once the item record opens, sign in to your account. To sign in, select Northwestern Users and enter your NetID (e.g., abc1234).

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4. After you sign in, request options should display in the Get It section. To request the item to be placed on the hold shelf, click on the Request link.

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5. Select Styberg Library as the Pickup Location. (Notes are not required.) Then, click on the Send Request button.

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You will receive an email notice when your item is ready for pickup. You can retrieve your item at the Circulation Desk. Please note, items for Northwestern will take longer to arrive.

Requesting Items to Be Scanned

The library will scan items for you. You can request items from the Styberg Library and any of the Northwestern libraries. These steps will guide you through how to do this.

1. Search for an item at https://library.garrett.edu/usearch.

2. Open the item record by clicking on the title.

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3. Once the item record opens, sign in to your account. To sign in, select Northwestern Users and enter your NetID (e.g., abc1234).

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4. After you sign in, request options should display in the Get It section. To request the item to be scanned, click on the Scan Request link.

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5. Enter your scan request details, such as the chapter/article title and author(s) as well as page numbers. Check the copyright notice. Then, click on the Send Scan Request button.