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Requesting Items

All items that are on in ARC Storage, or checked out, must be obtained by placing a request after searching Esearch. Items on the 2nd and 3rd floors can also be requested, or you can get them from the shelves.

View the video or read the instructions below to learn how to place a request.

Requesting Items Video

1. Check the item's status.

All items that are on the 2nd and 3rd levels, in ARC Storage, or checked out, must be obtained by placing a request after searching Esearch

Esearch results showing book located on the third level

Summon results screen showing item's location is ARC storage

2. Access the item's detailed record.

Click the item's title in Esearch to access its detailed record. 

Screenshot of Summon results showing cursor hovering over the item's title link.

3. Sign-in.

Look for the "Sign In" link under "Get It" and use your NetID and password to access the system.

Example of Sign In link


4. Request the item.

Choose the "Pickup" option under "Get It". You should receive a confirmation message indicating that your request was successful.

You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup at the Circulation Desk.

Example of Pickup link

5. Pick up the item.

After receiving the email that your item is ready, pick up your item:

  1. Retrieve the item from the hold shelves in front of the Circulation Desk.
  2. Use the self-checkout machine.
  3. Or, bring the item to the Circulation Desk for check out.

Questions? Call the circulation desk at 734.487.2562 for questions about checking out books or ask a librarian for help searching and putting items on hold.

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