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How to Place a Hold

Requesting Electronic and Physical Course Resource Support

The library will continue to offer an electronic course resource support model to provide students with safe and equitable access to the materials they need for their courses. The library will work with you to make course materials available via Leganto/Moodle to provide electronic access for your students. In some cases, availability or copyright restrictions may not permit us to place electronic resources in Leganto or Moodle. In those cases, we are happy to assist you with finding alternatives.

To provide sufficient time to process a streaming request, we ask that faculty submit requests ten days before it is needed for class use. Submissions will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. If a DVD must be purchased for digitization, this will prolong the processing time. 

Books Book Chapters & Articles Film and Audio

Complete the Library Purchase Request form to request the library identify or purchase an eBook to make available to all students

Complete the Book Chapter & Article Request form to request a digital scan of a book chapter or article through InterlibraryLoan/Document Delivery. 

Complete the Digitization Request form from the item record in the catalog, or submit the request directly in the streaming platform, to request a streaming version of a film or piece of audio.

Suggest a Purchase*

Or, locate the item in the catalog and select Purchase Request under the "How to get it" section. This will autofill the fields on the form.

What to Expect

  • Library staff will check holdings and purchase options for a multi-user eBook
  • You have the additional option of requesting the library add the eBook to a Course reading list, which is discoverable in the catalog and searchable via Moodle
  • If a multi-user eBook is unavailable, we will contact you and recommend requesting select chapters from the book through ILL, or discuss placing a print copy on physical reserve

Book Chapter & Article Request 

What to Expect

  • Library staff will either scan sections from materials in the library or request them from another library
    • Can typically request ~3 chapters from a book
  • Once the request is complete, library staff will send you a link
  • Faculty will be responsible for sharing the link with students and addressing any copyright considerations

Video Digitization Requests

What to Expect

  • Library staff will explore whether we have the film or audio available streaming or if it can be legally digitized for your course
  • If the request can be filled, library staff will send a link to the streaming video for your course in Moodle.

Please note, if a DVD must be purchased to fulfill the streaming request, this will prolong the processing time.

Est. Service Time

eBook: 2-3 Days
Physical Book: 4 Weeks

Est. Service Time

Book Chapter: 2-3 Days
Article: 2-3 Days

Est. Service Times

Streaming: 3-5 Days
Digitization: 2-4 Weeks

* Please note that you will need to sign in to your Library account in order to access these forms.

What to Do if an e-Book is Already In-Use

Many e-Books and online databases have "user limits" restricting the number of simultaneous viewers. If an e-Book you need is "already in use,"  you should refresh the page every 10 to 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can request a copy of the e-Book through inter-library loan (ILL). ILLs can take multiple days to process, however. 

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