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How Do I?: Request UD materials by mail

Video and text directions to some of our FAQs

Seminary Distance Students

Please note: The ability to request items via mail is available ONLY to Distance Education Seminary Students. 

Requesting materials by mail

Requesting a Book Owned by UD/Charles C. Myers Library via Mail

Search the UD library catalog for a book you'd like. You can do this from the Library Homepage, under 'Find Books and Media.'

 

When you find a copy of the book, check to see if it is owned by UD/Charles C. Myers Library. If we own the item, the record will say 'Charles C. Myers Library' and provide the location information for that item. For many of our items we own both the book and movie, make sure you don't accidently request the movie or audiobook version by mistake!

 

 If we own the item, click on the item's title. This will open the item's record that contains more information about the item. If this is the item you are looking for, click 'Place Hold' on the right hand side of the screen. 

 

After clicking 'Place Hold,' it will have you sign-in to your UD library account to complete the request. You'll sign-in with your UD ID number (not your UD username).

 

Once you've signed in, it will ask you for some more details for processing your book request. Under 'Pick Up Options,' choose: UD Mail (Distance Education) to indicate that you would like to receive this item via the mail. And then click on Submit to complete your request.


 

After you click 'Submit,' you'll see this page to indicate that your request has been sent to the Charles C. Myers Library for processing and mailing. If you'd like to review your requests, you can click the 'View Requests' button.

 

You can view your requests by signing into your UD Library Account and selecting 'Requests' under 'My Account' on the right-hand-side (under: Hello Your Name).

Requesting scans of print books

Requesting a Portion/Chapter of a Book (Scanned & Sent via ILL/E-Delivery)

You can also request a scanned chapter of a book to be sent to you via Interlibrary Loan/E-Delivery, instead of requesting the entirety of the book. Please Note: Due to copyright, up to 10% (30 page maximum) of a book may be scanned. Only 3 articles per journal issue may be scanned. The item must be owned by the Charles C. Myers Library in order for us to send you a scanned portion/chapter of a book. You can find out which items the library owns by searching the Library Catalog, which can be accessed via the Library Homepage, under 'Find Books and Media.'

Once you've searched for items in the library catalog, double check to make sure we own the item from which you'd like to receive a scanned portion/chapter. If the item states: Charles C. Myers Library (as indicated by the red box in the screenshot below) we own that item! Click on the title to access the item's record page for more information about that item. 

To request a portion/chapter of a book, it will be helpful to know the name/page numbers of the chapter you'd like to receive. A helpful place to look is the contents portion of the record page (as indicated by the red box in the screenshot below). For this example, I will use the chapter titled: The Land Ethic

This request will be processed similar to that of requested an article/book through interlibrary loan. You can access our interlibrary loan portal (ILLiad) via the Library Homepage. On the right-side of the page, under Additional Resources, click on Interlibrary Loan/E-Delivery. 

You'll sign into ILLiad using your UD username and password. 

To request a portion/chapter of a book, select 'Book Chapter' on the left-side, under "New Request." Fill out the information regarding the book you'd like a scanned chapter from - please note, some of the information is required (as indicated by the yellow boxes in the screen shot below). Feel free to add any notes to the note section of the form to provide more specific instruction. Please remember, that the more specific you are the easier it will be to provide this scanned material to you! After the form is filled out, click 'Submit.' The request will be sent to the library for processing and when the material is ready for you to access, you'll receive an email in your UD email account indicating you can sign back in to this portal and access the pages. 

 

Requesting a Book NOT Owned by UD/Charles C. Myers Library via Mail

Search the UD library catalog for a book you'd like. You can do this from the Library Homepage, under 'Find Books and Media.'

 

When you find a copy of the book, check to see if it is owned by the Charles C. Myers Library. We do NOT own the book below, as indicated by the 'At other libraries worldwide.' If this is the book you'd like to use for your research click on the title and it will open the item's record page. 

The item's record page will contain more information about the item. If this is the item you'd like to request, click 'Request Item through Interlibrary Loan/E-Delivery.'

 

Once you've selected to request this item through Interlibrary Loan/E-Delivery, you will be prompted to sign into the Interlibrary Portal, ILLiad. Sign-in using your UD username and password. 

 

After you've signed into the Interlibrary Loan portal, your request will auto-populate all the information regarding the book you'd like to request. If you'd like to, you can leave a note stating you are a distance education student, but this step is not necessary. After, click 'Submit' and your book request will be sent to the Charles C. Myers Library for processing.