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Recordings and Tutorials: Request Books from WorldCat

Request Books from WorldCat: Video Tutorial

Created by Michael Muchow, Humanities Subject Librarian

Published on October 28, 2013

Request Books from WorldCat

Request Books from WorldCat: Written Tutorial

1. If you are searching WorldCat and find a book that you are interested in, you can quickly check to see if it is available through the MU Libraries. First, click on the title of the book that you are interested in.

Find a Book in WorldCat

2. If the book is available through the MU Libraries, the University of Missouri will be listed in the "Find a Copy at a Library" section.

Available through the MU Libraries

3. To get the call number of the book, click on either the "University of Missouri" link, the "Findit@MU" link, or the "Search the MU Libraries MERLIN Catalog" link.

Link to Book through the MERLIN Catalog

4. You will be redirected to a record of the book in the MU Libraries MERLIN Catalog. Look for the book's location information, call number, and status.

Book in MERLIN Catalog

5. If you find a book that does not have a link to the University of Missouri in the "Find a Copy at a Library" section of WorldCat, you can still request a copy. Click "Request through ILL@MU."

Request Book through ILL@MU

6. On the ILL@MU Logon page, type in your university username and password.

ILL@MU Logon

7. A request form for your book should be pre-filled with the book's information. Add more information to the form as necessary.

Book Request Form

8. Check that this information is correct and click "Submit Request" at the bottom of the form. The time it takes to receive a book depends largely on the processing speed and distance of the library it is coming from.

Submit Request

If you have any questions about WorldCat, requesting books, or any other research, contact the Reference Desk at Ellis Library.