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Requesting Items - Winter 2021

In Winter 2021, 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 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, there are two options for picking up items:

Limited Contact - all library hours 

  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.

Contactless Pickup - by appointment

  • Available for those unable to enter the library building (no EMU ID) or who prefer to stay outside.
  • The email indicating items are ready will include a link to select an appointment time for pickup.
  • At the appointment time, checked out items will be available outside the library in a watertight box. Patrons can remove their items and sign to indicate they have been picked up. The box will be returned inside the library after 20 minutes, whether or not the items have been picked up. See more information.

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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