Answered By: Signe Boudreau
Last Updated: Sep 02, 2020     Views: 60

Books are currently only available through our paging service (you request the book online and we retrieve it for you).

It kind of depends on what you mean by "reserve."  If there is a book on the shelf at the library, and you want to have it pulled and held for you to be picked up, we can do that.  If there is a book at one of our libraries (e.g., Architecture) that you want sent for you to pick up at a different library (e.g., Engineering), we can also do that.

We used to offer a service called "hold" that was used when a book someone wanted was checked out by someone else.  With the hold, we would notify the second person when the book was returned.  Now, rather than waiting indefinitely for the book to be returned, we use our Delivery/Interlibrary Loan service to get a copy of the book from another library.  This is typically a much quicker solution.

All of these "reserve" options can be carried out by submitting an online request form (see the link below).  If you have never used the Delivery/ILL service before, you will need to click on "Create an account" to, wait for it. . .create an account.  You will be notified by email when your book is ready to be picked up.