Answered By: Signe Boudreau
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2016     Views: 166

If an item in the library catalog has "Request Delivery" as its status, it typically means that the item cannot be retrieved by you directly.  In other words, someone else has to get it for you.  Most often this is in reference to materials housed in the Library Depository Retrieval Facility (LDRF), which is open to the public only by appointment.  

To request the item, click on the "Request Delivery" button and then login to your Delivery/Interlibrary Loan account.  (If you have not used Delivery/Interlibrary Loan before, use the "Create an Account" link to register.)  The requested item will be delivered to the UNL library of your choosing, and you will be notified by email when it is ready to be picked up.  Turnaround time on these requests is between 1-2 business days.

If an item is located not in the LDRF but in a campus library (for example, Love Library) and the catalog record says "Request Delivery," this usually means that the item is checked out. You can use the "Request Delivery" button to request a copy through interlibrary loan, which usually takes a week or two.