You can request physical materials to be held at a pickup location of your choice or mailed to you, if the material is in any University of Minnesota library. Just sign into the library catalog, search for an item, click its title, and choose Get It (when available).
Please note that this Get It differs from Interlibrary Loan, which brings you materials from libraries outside of the University system, requiring a longer wait. Use Get It as your first choice when available.
Requests from U of M Campuses
When you find a title in the library catalog and click on the Get It! button, we try to obtain a copy of it.
After retrieval, it will either be held at your selected pickup location or mailed to the address you provided when placing the request. You will receive an email when it is ready for pickup or is mailed out to you.
Items eligible for Get It! include books, bound periodicals, and music scores—items that circulate for at least one week.
Finding Library Materials
If you can't find what you need right away, place a Get It! request, we will search for the item and notify you of our progress.
When to Use Interlibrary Loan
Use interlibrary loan (ILL) to request:
- Articles not available at the UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library
- Materials that aren't owned by any University of Minnesota library
- Reference or other non-circulating items
- Materials that are restricted to use within a University of Minnesota library