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Requesting Items - Fall 2020

In Fall 2020, the 2nd and 3rd levels are closed. 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.

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 and use your NetID and password to access the system.

Book screen with arrow pointing to Sign In option

 

4. Request the item.

Look for the "Get It" heading and choose the "Pickup" option. 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.

book screen showing Pickup link highlighted

5. Pick up the item.

After receiving the email that your item is ready, pick up your item using our Limited Contact protocol: 

  1. Ask the staff member at the Circulation Desk for your item.
  2. Swipe your EMU ID in the card reader provided.
  3. The staff member will get the item (which will be pre-bagged) and check it out to you.
  4. They will set the bag on the counter, walk away, and then you can pick up your item.

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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