Answered By: Gorgas Information Services
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2022     Views: 191

To request an item that is checked out, you can submit an interlibrary loan request by clicking through the "request this" link in Scout,

Screen grab depicting book data page in scout with the "request this" button circled at the bottom

or the "request item" link in the classic catalog.

Screen grab from the Library Catalog with the "request item" option circled

Login to the ILL system and make a request for "Copy" on the left side of the page. Fill out the book's information and click submit. 

Screen grab from the ILLiad website with the "copy" request circled

You will be notified when the item is returned, or we will procure it for you from another institution through ILL, then you'll be notified when the item is ready for pick up.  

If your request was not submitted successfully, you may wish to contact Circulation Services for help. You can reach them at 205-348-9748 or by visiting the circulation desk at any library.

If you need help requesting an item or using library resources, please visit one of our service desks in any branch for assistance, or contact us at 205 348-6047

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