Request UConn Items

Use this service to request circulating items from UConn Library. Items will be available for pick up at the circulation desk of your choice. UConn faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students are eligible.

This service is available at the following locations: Avery Point, Hartford, Pharmacy, Music & Dramatic Arts, Stamford, Storrs (Homer Babbidge Library), and Waterbury. 

How do I make a request?

Sign into your UConn Library account, opens in a new window.

    Perform your search, opens in a new window. Locate a needed title.

    Choose 'Request from UConn', select your pick up location, and select 'Request'

    Request through Primo

    What kinds of materials can I request?
    Most materials can be requested.  Items not available include reference materials, special collections (archives), items on reserve, entire volumes of journals, library gadgets (laptops, cameras, etc,) and other non-circulating materials. 

    Where can I pick up the materials I’m requesting?
    Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Storrs (Homer Babbidge Library, Pharmacy, the Music & Dramatic Arts Library), and Waterbury.

    How quickly will I get my materials?
    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, follow the link in your notification to place the request with Interlibrary Services to be filled (exception: community borrowers are not eligible for interlibrary loan service).

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

    How long will you hold the materials for me?
    7 days.

    Can I request a renewal?
    Yes, with some exceptions. Instructions can be found on our Renewals page. 

    What if I want an article or chapter of a book or something not owned by UConn?
    Please refer to Interlibrary Services.

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