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Request It

You have several means of requesting items through the University Libraries. Not sure if you can use these services? Find your patron type on our Access to Collections & Facilities page to get the most out of your library resources.


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 behind the Library Services Desk.
UMD Faculty & Staff - Try the Department Delivery option for requested items. 

Severn Library

Patrons without a valid USMAI card may request materials housed in Severn Library using the Severn Request form.
Patrons with a valid USMAI card can request materials from Severn Library as they would with any other library materials through the library catalog. Here are instructions for how to use the library catalog.


Uborrow is a service of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (Big Ten). You can 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

UMD Affiliated patrons can borrow materials and request articles from journals from thousands of libraries that are not in the USMAI system.

Scan & Deliver

Patrons affiliated with UMD can request electronic copies of articles owned in print by the University Libraries through Scan & Deliver when an electronic copy is preferred. 

Suggest a Purchase

Is there a book, e-book, or journal that you think the University Libraries should have in their collections? Suggest that we buy the resource (print or electronic) using an electronic form.