The Request function allows you to borrow items from the other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.

Find the item in Melvyl and verify that UCSB does not own a copy or, if we do, that the copy is checked out. Click on the “Request” button.

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Fill in your Library Card/Account Number, which is the number beginning with “21205” on your Access Card or library card. The Request system will retain your personal information if you wish to submit more requests during this session.

Click on “Next

If you do not see this screen, you may have a pop-up blocker that is preventing it from opening.

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You can change some information on the following form, such as your Email address or the Need by date (Please note: changing the “Need by date” does not affect how fast your request will arrive). You can also add a Note if necessary. If you do not want a confirmation email sent, un-check “Send confirmation email

Click on “Next

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To complete your request, click on “Request it!

If you wish to terminate your request, click on “Cancel”. Click on “Back” if you wish to change information on the previous form.

Request Successful! Remember to Log out when you are done with your session.