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Request Pick Up at a Service Desk

Once you have located an item in the catalog (WorldCat UMD), you may request it. Circulating books and media from any campus library may be delivered either to a different library on campus or to the service desk at the library where the item is housed.

If an item’s status in the catalog says “On Shelf,” you should be able to request it through the catalog. If the material has a due date listed in the catalog and is currently checked out, or if it is only available at another campus or USMAI library, you should be able to request it in the same way.

Note: E-books and items with the status “On Shelf/Non-Circulating” cannot be requested for pickup. Digital copies or scans of journal articles, book chapters, and E-books may be requested from your Interlibrary Loan account.

WorldCat Item record showing the call number, status showing On Shelf with a green check mark

 

Request Item

To Request the material, go to the catalog record of the item you want to request

1. Click on the "Request Item" button
Request Item button in Worldcat record 

2. Select UMD College Park as the university.


Campus affiliation list

3. Login to the campus server.


CAS login screen

4. Select the branch you would like the material sent to for your pickup.  

Some locations may be excluded.  Then click the "Next" button.


Select Pickup Location

5. Make sure to verify the pickup location and then click "Confirm Request" on the confirmation screen. 


Click

 

  • You will see the "Item has been requested for pickup" notification when the hold has been successfully placed. 


Item has been requested for pickup notification

Pick Up Item

If there are no holds on the book you selected and the book is on the shelf, it will be delivered to the branch you selected within a few business days. You will be notified via email when your item is ready for pickup. Please come to the service desk with your University or other photo ID to borrow. 

Cancel or Modify Request

If you requested an item that is currently checked out, you can go to "My Account" to check on the status of the item, or to delete/remove your request if it no longer is needed.


My Account home screen


Request in Process

Note: Hold requests can only be deleted while the status of the hold request is still “In process.” If you need to change the end date or pick up location of your request after it is already on hold, please email askmckcirc@umd.edu

Once you have located an item in the catalog (WorldCat UMD), you may request it. Circulating books and media from any campus library may be delivered either to a different library on campus or to the service desk at the library where the item is housed.

If an item’s status in the catalog says “On Shelf,” you should be able to request it through the catalog. If the material has a due date listed in the catalog and is currently checked out you should be able to request it in the same way. 

Note: USMAI materials, E-books and items with the status “On Shelf/Non-Circulating” cannot be requested for pickup by Community Borrowers/Researchers.  

WorldCat Item record showing the call number, status showing On Shelf with a green check mark

Request Item

To Request the material, go to the catalog record of the item you want to request

1. Click on the "Request Item" button


Request Item button in Worldcat record 

2. Select Other as your campus affiliation.


3. Login with the barcode on the back of your card along with your last name.


CAS login screen

4. Select the branch you would like the material sent to for your pickup.  Some locations may be excluded.  Then click the "Next" button.


Select Pickup Location

5. Make sure to verify the pickup location and then click "Confirm Request" on the confirmation screen.


Click

  • You will see the "Item has been requested for pickup" notification when the hold has been successfully placed.


Item has been requested for pickup notification

Pick Up Item

If there are no holds on the book you selected and the book is on the shelf, it will be delivered to the branch you selected within a few business days. You will be notified via email when your item is ready for pickup. Please come to the service desk with your University or other photo ID to borrow. 

Cancel or Modify Request 


If you requested an item that is currently checked out, you can go to "My Account" to check on the status of the item, or to delete/remove your request if it no longer is needed.


My Account home screen


Request in Process

Note: Hold requests can only be deleted while the status of the hold request is still “In process.” If you need to change the end date or pick up location of your request after it is already on hold, please email askmckcirc@umd.edu

 


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