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Retrieval and Document Delivery Services

Retrieval Services  for materials held by Fogler Library
        Book Retrieval Service

        Document Delivery

URSUS and MaineCat delivery services  for books held by other libraries in the URSUS and MaineCat catalogs

Interlibrary Loan  for articles in journals not held by Fogler Library, and for non- URSUS/MaineCat books

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    Book Retrieval Service

University of Maine faculty, staff, and graduate assistants may use URSUS to request that books located at Fogler Library be sent to your Orono campus office. When viewing the record for an item you wish to request, click request and enter the information requested. In the box labeled "Choose a Pickup Location," select "Orono." Circulation staff will retrieve the books from the stacks, check them out to you, and send them through campus mail, usually within 24 hours. 

    Document Delivery Services

University of Maine faculty, staff, and graduate students may use this service to obtain pdf copies of journal articles or book chapters held by Fogler Library. Document Delivery staff will post a scanned pdf of journal article(s) to the requester's ILLiad account. Requests may be made through your ILLiad account by using the appropriate request form in the Document Delivery menu for either an Article or Book Chapter request.

 
URSUS and MaineCat delivery services

Most books that are listed in the URSUS and MaineCat catalogs with the status "Available," and are located at libraries other than Fogler (e.g., UM-Fort Kent, Bowdoin), may be requested online. When viewing a record in URSUS for an item you wish to request, click the request button and enter the information required. In the box labeled "Choose Pickup Location," select "Orono." Within MaineCat, first select "Univ of Maine" from the pull-down menu below the heading "Choose Your Library." After the lending library mails the books to Fogler Library, Circulation staff will check them out to you and send them through campus mail. Books are usually delivered within one week. 

Interlibrary Loan

Use ILLiad for articles in journals not held by Fogler Library, and for books not listed in, or not currently "available" for request in, the URSUS and MaineCat catalogs. 

Please note that interlibrary loan items cannot be sent to campus offices.

For more information, contact Interlibrary Loan at 581-1671.

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Consult librarians in the Reference Department at 581-1673, or the Science and Engineering Center at 581-1691, for other delivery options, such as full-text databases and commercial delivery services. 


Created by: Susan Buzzell | Revised: 02/07/2014
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