University of Connecticut

Request Service

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What is the Request Service?
This service allows you to request that circulating items from any UConn campus library (Storrs, Pharmacy, Music & Dramatic Arts, Avery Point, Stamford, Waterbury, or Hartford) be pulled and held for pickup at the circulation desk of your choice.

Who can use this service?
This service is available to UConn faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students, as well as current community borrowers.

How do I make a request?
To place requests, you must be signed in.

    • Go to the libraries’ search page:
    • Click on “Sign in” (upper right corner):
      Link to Sign In
    • Perform your search:

Perform Search

  • To view a full-text item online, choose “View Online”:
    Link to View Online
  • To find and request a physical item, select “Find On Shelf”:
    Link to Find On Shelf
  • Choose “Request from UConn”:
    Link to Request from UConn
  • Choose your pickup location:
    List of Pickup Locations
  • Click “Request” button:
    Request Button

What kinds of things can I ask for?
Most materials can be requested.  Items that are not requestable include Reference, Special Collections (Dodd), Reserve, journals, and other non-circulating materials. Library gadgets (iPads, Kindles, laptops, cameras, and digital voice recorders) are also excluded from this service).

How quickly will I get my item?
Items that must be shipped from a different library will take approximately 1-3 business days. Items held at your own library will be available in 1 business day. If the item is not found on the shelf, you will receive a cancellation notice.  At this point you should place a request for your item using Interlibrary Loan. (Exception: community borrowers are not eligible for interlibrary loan service).

Link to Request from ILL

How will you notify me when my item is available?
You will receive an email when your item becomes available.

How long will you hold the item for me?
Your item will remain on hold for one week.

Can I request a renewal of a UConn item?
Yes, follow the instructions on the Libraries’ “Renewals” page.

Note: Leisure Reading, DVDs, and VHS are not renewable.

What if I want an article or chapter of a book?
Please refer to DD-ILL’s FAQ section  “How do I get an article or chapter?

What if I want to request something not owned by UConn?
Please refer to DD-ILL’s FAQ section “How can I borrow a book, DVD, VHS, CD, music score, or other material not owned by UCONN?

Questions? Please contact us at:

      • Storrs Babbidge Library: 860.486.2518
      • Avery Point: 860.405.9146
      • Hartford: 860.570.9024
      • Stamford: 203.251.8500
      • Waterbury: 203.236.9900
      • Music & Dramatic Arts: 860.486.2502
      • Pharmacy Library: 860.486.2218