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Request It

You have several means of requesting items through the University Libraries.


You may request any circulating item from any campus or USMAI library through the catalog, whether it is on the shelf or checked out.  Items on hold in the McKeldin Library are now located across from the Circulation Desk in the Self-Service Holds Shelving.
UMD Faculty & Staff - Try the Department Delivery option for requested items. 

Severn Library

Request materials housed in Severn Library.
NOTE: If you want to request a book that can be checked out of the library and you have a valid USMAI borrower's card, do NOT use this form. Use the "Request" function in the Catalog record for the item.


A service of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC).  Search for and request print books directly from 15 major university libraries and the Center for Research Libraries, with combined collections of more than 90 million volumes.   

Interlibrary Loan

Borrow materials and request articles from journals that are not held in the USMAI system. 

Scan & Deliver

Request electronic copies of articles owned in print by the University Libraries. 

Suggest a Purchase

Suggest that we buy material for our collections using an electronic form.