Find, Borrow, Request

How to locate, borrow, and use materials at the library – from physical, digitized, and online resources to those we need to purchase or request from elsewhere.

  1. Find Materials

    The first step to locating our resources, from scholarly articles to archival material.

  2. Borrow and Return

    Find out whether you’re eligible to borrow materials, how long you can keep items, and other details.

  3. Request Items for Pick Up or Delivery

    How to get the library materials you need — whether or not they're in our collections.

  4. Request Digital Copies or Duplication

    Get certain items scanned or digitized.

  5. Use Course Reserves

    We support providing access to course materials for academic programs across campus.

  6. Onsite Use of Special Collection Materials

    Request the items, folders, or boxes you want to consult in advance and we’ll get them ready for your visit.

  7. Recommend a Purchase for the Collection

    Submit recommendations for items to add to our collection.

  8. Access Online Resources

    Whether on campus or at home, you can use your library access. Here’s how.

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