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How do I request materials from a UConn library?

1335 views   |   Last updated on Apr 09, 2021    Covid-19 request book interlibrary loan


As of April 10, there is no public access to our library facilities other than for picking up requested materials and returns through August 2021. If you request a UConn owned item through the Library’s catalog (helpful how-to's), we will hold the item at the service desk of your choice for pick up at designated times.


Please note:

  • Items will remain on hold for 10 days before cancelled and returned to the stacks.
  • Due to additional handling protocols, including minimizing staff contact per request, items requested from the shelves can take up to one week or longer. No rush requests will be accepted.
  • If the item is available electronically, it will be provided in lieu of the print copy.
  • We are unable to provide services for community borrowers.

If you have a question regarding your requests please contact




Circulating items from any UConn Campus library can be pulled and held for pickup at the library circulation desk of your choice. Locate the item you want through the Library's search Sign in to request, and click the Request from UConn link within the Find On Shelf section.


Items held at your own library will be available in 1 business day; items from a different library will take approximately 1-3 business days to arrive. You will receive an email when the item is ready for you to pick up. If the item is not found on the shelf, you will receive a cancellation notice; if you would still like the item, place a request using Interlibrary Services.  This service is available to UConn faculty, staff, currently enrolled students, and current community borrowers (community borrowers cannot use the Interlibrary Loan ILLiad service). For more information, see


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