Did you know that the library will now pull your books for you? UMD students, faculty, and staff can request materials from the UMD Library or other University of Minnesota libraries at the click of a mouse.
A service called “Get It!” provides system-wide paging and direct lending of library materials between University of Minnesota campuses.
Be sure to log in so that your search results will be complete. Search the MNCAT Discovery catalog, and then click “Get It” to order the title. An available item will be shipped via courier if coming from another campus location.
Items eligible for Get it! include those with loan periods of one week or longer.
For help or more information, stop at the Circulation desk or contact Paul Hanson in the UMD Get It! office, firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-6566.
A UMD Library user may request an item that is currently checked out to another user by taking advantage of our recall service.
If UMD's copy of a title is not available, use the all-campus catalog to see if you can find another copy available in the UM system. Select "Get It / Recall" to request an available copy. You will be prompted to log into "My Account" (UMD students, faculty, and staff). Follow online instructions.
If all University of Minnesota copies of an item are checked out, select a copy for recall. The current user will be notified to return the item within a week (if he or she has had it for at least two weeks). A new due date may be applied. Recalled items not returned by the due date will be fined at the rate of $1 per day.
Community users may complete a blue request form at the Circulation desk or ask a desk assistant to place a hold request for them. These requests are limited to UMD holdings.
We will notify you when the item you requested is available.
Items with loan periods of more than one week are eligible for recall.
For assistance in placing Get It / Recall or Search requests, stop at the Circulation desk or follow these online instructions.
If you need help locating materials, staff and student employees are available to assist you. Stop at the Circulation desk to see if the item you're searching for is being sorted for shelving.
You can initiate a more comprehensive search by using the "Get It!" paging service (described on this page). Find the item in the UMD Library online catalog and click on "Get it / Recall" next to the item record.