Answered By: Jenn Nolte
Last Updated: Sep 28, 2020     Views: 460

Q: How do I request an item in Quicksearch?
Answered by: Jenn Nolte


Fall 2020

At this time, we are not recalling books because so many library users are away from campus and unable to return items to campus. If you need a book that is currently checked out, please submit a purchase request, and we will try to obtain an electronic copy for you.


You can request items found in the Books+ search in Quicksearch. Start by clicking on a title in the search results:

This takes you to the item view page. The location, call number, and availability of the item are noted in the 'Available from:" box on the right. In the example below, the item is located at the Library Shelving Facility, the call number is NLj20 891C, it is not checked out  , and both recall/request and scanning services are available for the item. NOTE: A request is known as a 'recall' if the item is checked out .

  • Click "Request recall or delivery" to request an item to be delivered to a circulation desk near you. 
  • Yale University Library also offers articles/chapter scanning through our Scan & Deliver service.
    To request an article or chapter scan, click "Request scan of article/chapter."

NOTE: Not every item in the Books+ search is requestable or scannable. If you encounter an item that you know should be available for these services, please report the problem here:

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