University Libraries

Requesting Local Materials

Any BGSU-owned item can be requested by any BGSU patron if:

  • The patron has a valid patron account,
  • The item is part of a circulating collection, including the:
    • Jerome Library
    • Curriculum Resource Center (CRC)
    • Music Library
    • Government Documents Collection
    • Firelands Library
    • Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository
  • The item has a status of 'Available'.

If these conditions are met, a 'Request' button will appear on the item record in the University Libraries Catalog. There are two possible pick-up locations: Jerome Library and Firelands Library.

Please allow 72 hours for these requests to be processed. We will send an email notice when the item is ready for pick-up. My Library Account can also be used to track requests. When the item's status reads 'Ready. Must be picked up by xx / xx / xx' it is ready to be picked up at the circulation location you chose.

Holds

If a BGSU-owned item is checked-out, we can place a hold on it for you. A hold will ensure the following:

  • The patron who has the item checked out will not be permitted to renew it.
  • When the item is returned it will go on the hold shelf in your name.
  • You will be allowed to check the item out for at least 2 weeks.

BGSU faculty and graduate students can place a hold by either stopping by the circulation desk or sending an email to circdesk@bgsu.edu from their BGSU email account. Undergraduate students can place a hold by stopping by the circulation desk.

We send an email notice when your held items arrive; however, be sure to check your library account at My Library frequently to double-check.

Have a Question? Contact the Circulation Desk at 419-372-2051 or email circdesk@bgsu.edu.