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Requesting Materials at MU School of Law Library: Notification and Pickup

When/Where/How?

MERLIN/MOBIUS REQUESTS

You will be notified by e-mail 1. when the requested item has arrived 2. if there are questions or problems 3. of any charges 4. if the request cannot be filled and why not.  You will also be notified of the due date at the time that the book is picked up, as well as any restrictions such as "In library use only", or "No renewals permitted"; or if there are any problems filling the request.  You should feel free to ask the Circulation Suprevisor at any time as to the status of your request. Patrons are automatically notified by e-mail when a Merlin/MOBIUS book has arrived, or the request has been cancelled.  If you are a student, the requested materials will be placed under your name on our holdshelf for one week after notification.  If they are not picked up within that time, they are returned to their home library. Please notify the Circulation Supervisor if you are unable to pick up the materials within that time.  MU Law staff and faculty have the requested materials delivered to them after they have been processed.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL) REQUESTS

You will be notified by e-mail 1. when the requested item has arrived 2. if there are questions or problems 3. of any charges 4. if the request cannot be filled and why not.  You will also be notified of the due date at the time that the book is picked up, as well as any restrictions such as "In library use only", or "No renewals permitted".  If there are problems, you might also be contacted by phone or in person.  You should feel free to ask the Interlibrary Loan Specialist at any time as to the status of your request. If you are a student, the requested materials will be placed under your name on our holdshelf for one week after notification.  If they are not picked up within that time, they are returned to their home library. Please notify the Interlibrary Loan Specialist if you are unable to pick up the materials within that time.  MU Law staff and faculty have the requested materials delivered to them after they have been processed.

ALL REQUESTS

The patron in whose name a book has been checked out is responsible for damages to the book from the time the book was checked out at the Circulation Desk until it is returned to our library.  Although we make every attempt to note any damage to books that are lent to us by other libraries before checking them out to our patrons, it is helpful if patrons also look for damage.  Should a patron notice any significant damage to a book that is being lent to him/her, this should be brought to the attention of the Circulation Supervisor, or the Interlibrary Loan Specialist, depending on the type of request, as soon as possible before or after checkout.