Requesting Items for Use

 

Requesting Books and Recordings

In any catalog record for items that need to be used in the library, you’ll see the blue “Schedule for Use” button next to each item under Full Details. 

Example catalog record of If Beale Street could talk

If there are multiple items, check the location and volume to make sure you're requesting the correct one. For example, if you want to use the copy in the Popular Culture Library, you'll need to click the button next to c. 3. You can confirm that it's the correct location on the form that pops up:

Example schedule for use form for If Beale Street could talk

Within a browser session, you’ll only need to fill in the pop-up form once; when you click “Schedule for Use” again, the form will be populated.

 

Requesting Periodicals

In any catalog record for items that need to be used in the library, you’ll see the blue “Schedule for Use” button next to each item under Full Details. 

Example catalog record for Creem

For periodicals, only the first ten volumes will appear here. To see more, you’ll have to click on “View additional copies or search for a specific volume/copy at the bottom of that box:

image of catalog record

Once you’ve clicked on that box, you’ll be taken to a page that lists all volumes in the library’s collection but doesn’t have the “Schedule For Use” buttons:

Example of catalog additional issue records for Creem

Make a note of the years/volumes you’d like to see and return to the previous screen. Here you can click the Schedule For Use button and include a list of all volumes of that title you’d like to request in the Comments field at the bottom of the request form.

Example schedule for use form for Creem

Within a browser session, you’ll only need to fill in the pop-up form once; when you click “Schedule for Use” again, the form will be populated. Do read the notes on the pop-up form for instructions on what to do when you need multiple volumes from the same catalog record.

 

Requesting Boxed Collections

In any catalog record for items that need to be used in the library, you’ll see the blue “Schedule for Use” button next to each item under Full Details. 

Example catalog record for a box of papers

For boxed collections, try to specify a box if possible. Check for a link to the collection's online finding aid above the Full Details box to see more information about the contents of each box. Information about requesting boxes stored at the NW Regional Depository is available at the bottom of this page.

Example schedule for use form for a box of records

Within a browser session, you’ll only need to fill in the pop-up form once; when you click “Schedule for Use” again, the form will be populated. Do read the notes on the pop-up form for instructions on what to do when you need a specific box or boxes from the same catalog record.

 

Requesting Microfilm Reels

In any catalog record for items that need to be used in the library, you’ll see the blue “Schedule for Use” button next to each item under Full Details. 

Example catalog record for The Toledo Jewish News

For microform items, be sure to include the dates or date ranges you'd like to see in the notes field on the form.

Example schedule for use form for The Toledo Jewish News

Within a browser session, you’ll only need to fill in the pop-up form once; when you click “Schedule for Use” again, the form will be populated. Do read the notes on the pop-up form for instructions on what to do when you need a range of dates from the same catalog record.

 

Requesting Materials from the Northwest Regional Book Depository

If the Location appears as “NW Regional Depository,” you will need to contact the collection directly as these materials are stored off-site. 

Example catalog record for A good man is hard to find

If you are not sure what collection owns the item, make your best guess and we will redirect you if necessary. Contact information for each collection is available below:

Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives: mlsra@bgsu.edu

Browne Popular Culture Library: pcldesk@bgsu.edu

Center for Archival Collections: archive@bgsu.edu