About Requesting

There are a variety of reasons and ways one might request materials.  Common example include retrieving materials the UO owns for your research or education needs; asking for content UO does not own (in print or digitally) from other libraries; and, requesting scans of UO-owned materials for instructional use (instructor request, to make materials avaiable to students).

Requesting UO Material

Books and AV Material

UO faculty, students, and staff can request to have available material paged and sent to their preferred branch library pickup location, Campus Office Delivery(faculty only), or home address provided in Banner (UO Online & Distance Education faculty/students only). AV material may also be booked for classroom use. Unavailable material may also be requested, but is subject to a recall period. Please note that not all library material is requestable.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Library users can also request journal articles and book chapters to be scanned for them. This service is free to UO faculty, students, and staff. There is a $15 charge per request for Oregon Card holders, members of the Alumni Association, and UO Associates.

Requesting from Another Library

Summit

UO faculty, students, and staff can request books and AV material from other libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance. This service is not available to the public.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Library borrowers can request books, AV material, journal articles, and book chapters from libraries worldwide. This service is free for UO faculty, students, and staff. There is a $15 charge per fulfilled request for Oregon Card holders, members of the Alumni Association, UO Associates, and participants of Special Programs, e.g. RARE AmeriCorps, Bach Festival, etc.

Requesting Scans of Course-Required Material

Faculty and GEs can submit scanning requests for required course readings. Requests must be for chapter or reading assignment length. All files are delivered through ILLiad, our request management software, and can be shared via Canvas for educational purposes only. Click here to learn more about this service and to submit requests.

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