Request Library Materials

Summer 2020 services

Request an item that is available on the shelf  - Faculty may request items from the Wesleyan collection and pick them up in the Olin vestibule by using the Request for pickup link on the item in OneSearch.

Request digitization of a Wesleyan item - we will digitize portions of Wesleyan materials upon request by faculty. Use the Request digitization link on the item in OneSearch.

Request an item from another library - interlibrary loan of electronic materials (articles, ebooks, chapters) is available.

Faculty course reserve requests - we will fulfill course reserve requests with digital items whenever possible. Course reserves of physical materials are not available for Fall 2020.

Request an item be purchased for the library - we will purchase electronic items when available. We will purchase physical items and put them on hold for you to pick up.

Services unavailable during Summer 2020

Request physical items from Trinity or Connecticut College or other libraries - borrowing of physical materials from CTW and Interlibrary Loan are suspended. We expect to resume borrowing in the fall.

In-person borrowing at other libraries - Most academic libraries are closed or closed to outside visitors during Summer 2020; you will not be able to visit and borrow in person from our partner libraries.


Time to receive requests

  • Available in the stacks - 1 business day Monday-Thursday. Please wait until you receive the email notification before coming to pick up.
  • Request an item from another library (interlibrary loan)
    • electronic articles, chapters, and ebooks: 1-3 days
    • loans: not available for Summer 2020
  • Request an item that is checked out (recall) - not available for Summer 2020
  • Request an item from Trinity or Connecticut College (CTW) - not available for Summer 2020
  • Request an item be purchased for the library - varies

 

Request an item that is available on the shelf

Faculty may request Wesleyan library items that are currently available on the shelf to pick up in the Olin vestibule. Use Request for pickup in OneSearch.

  • More about pickup requests
    How to pick up your item:
    • Please wait until you receive an email notifying you that your item is available for pickup.
    • Requested items are available to pickup between 9am-12pm Monday-Thursday in the front vestibule of Olin Library. Items will remain available for pickup for 7 days.
    • You'll need to use your Wesleyan ID card to access the front door and pickup your item(s) in the vestibule.
    • All of your requested items will be ready to pick up in a paper bag, identifiable by a printed slip that will include your Wesleyan ID#.
    • Contact the circulation desk with any questions: circ@wesleyan.edu

    To place a request for pickup, follow these steps:

    • Search for the item in OneSearch
    • Click on the title to view the record
    • If you are not signed into OneSearch, click Sign in and log in with your Wesleyan Single Sign On
    • Click Request for pickup
    • For Pickup Location, you may only choose Olin Library.
    • If you have a deadline after which it would be too late to get the item, put that in Not needed after. We will get it as soon as possible, but if there is a delay we will keep trying until this date.
    • Click REQUEST to submit the completed request form.

    Items that are currently charged out or on hold for another user cannot be requested.

Request digitization of a Wesleyan item

Faculty may request digitization of all or part of Wesleyan library items that are currently available on the shelf. Use Request digitization in OneSearch.
  • More about digitization requests

    To place a request for digitization, follow these steps:

    • Search for the item in OneSearch
    • Click on the title to view the record
    • If you are not signed into OneSearch, click Sign in and log in with your Wesleyan Single Sign On
    • Click Request digitization
    • Complete and submit the digitization form. Please indicate if you need only a portion of the item digitized (page numbers, articles, or chapters).
    • You'll receive an email when the digitized item is available.

Request an item from another library

Borrowing of electronic materials (articles, ebooks, chapters) is available.

Borrowing of physical materials from CTW and Interlibrary Loan are suspended. We expect to resume borrowing in the fall.

To obtain materials (books, scans of articles or chapters, DVDs, etc.) that are not available through OneSearch, you can place an interlibrary loan (ILL) request. Submit a request right in OneSearch or in most databases. Interlibrary loan is available to current Wesleyan faculty and staff, and enrolled students.

  • How to place ILL requests

    You must have an ILL account to place interlibrary loan requests. 

    ILLiad: You can place a request directly in your ILL account under New Request.

     

    OneSearch: Click on the Request from another library option. 

    WorldCat (and other FirstSearch databases): WorldCat is the best database for locating books to get through interlibrary loan. To request, use the Order using ILLiad link under Get This Item--External Resources.

    Most other databases: To place requests in most other databases, use the Find It! button. 

Faculty Course Reserve Requests

Faculty members use this online form to request materials be put on reserve for their courses.

Alternatively, start from WesPortal > Course Management > [select your course] > Library Reserve Requests to automatically fill in Course and Instructor information.

For help with course reserve contact the Reserve Department.

Request an item be purchased for the library

We welcome your recommendation of materials we should add to the library's collection. Recommend a purchase.

Request an item from Trinity or Connecticut College

Requesting from CTW is not available for Summer 2020. We expect to resume borrowing in the fall.

In-person borrowing at other libraries

Trinity College, Connecticut College, and Boston Library Consortium libraries are closed during Summer 2020.