You can request a book and have it held for you to pick up at the library of your choice. Eligible distance learning students can also have library materials mailed to them through Distance and Distributed Library Services (DDLS). You can see your requested holds under the Holds tab in your library account

This content applies to:

  • Anyone with a USask Library account


How to request a book

  1. Search for the item using the Library Catalogue.
  2. When you have found what you need, click on the blue Request Item for Pickup button. 
  3. On the sign-in page, log in with your NSID and password. 
  4. Choose your preferred pickup location from the drop-down menu: Murray Library, Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library, Education and Music Library, Science Library, Law Library, or St. Thomas More Library.
    You can also choose Distance Learners to have your items mailed to you. You must register for Distance and Distributed Library Services in order to have library materials mailed to you. 
  5. Select Go.
  6. Select the copy of the book or volume of the journal that you need and click Request Selected Item.
  7. Please allow up to five business days for your request to be filled. If you are requesting an item that is currently loaned out to another person, there may be an additional wait period. 
  8. We ask that you limit your requests to five items per day to avoid delays.

A due date beside an item in the catalogue indicates that it is currently checked out, but you can still request the item. When you request a checked out item for pickup, the current borrower will receive a recall notice to return the item within seven days. You will receive an email when the item is available. Pick it up at your selected library location before the date in your notification email, otherwise it will go to the next person with a hold on that item or back on the shelf.