Answered By: Julie Kirk
Last Updated: May 10, 2024     Views: 9

screenshot of the Locate/Request It section with Request options of Delivery, digitization, and Request book from another library through ILL

When to choose “Delivery”
When you want us to retrieve an item from the shelf for you, and our catalog has the item as being ‘in place’ and says ‘available’, choose “Delivery”

example of an Available item in the catalog showing 'Item in place' and 'loanable'

 ‘Item in place’ means it should be in place on the library shelves and Loanable means it’s available to check out.  Titles not found on the shelf will be referred to Interlibrary Loan automatically. 

When to choose Digitization:

The Libraries can scan limited articles and book chapters for you from titles we own and are available in our catalog. Choose Digitization to receive a PDF of the chapter/article you want

When to choose Request book from another library through ILL: 

If an item is ‘On loan until…’, or does not show as loanable, choose “Request book from another library through ILL”. 

example of an item highlighting one is owned, and zero available; showing the item is already on loan with a due date

‘On loan until…’, means the item has been checked out or is already in use. 

Choosing this option will direct you to the Interlibrary Loan site to request your item. Interlibrary Loan tries to find and borrow it from another library like Lincoln City Library or the University of Chicago.  Although Delivery is an option, it will be forwarded to Interlibrary Loan if not found on the shelf.