Request Delivery & ALF Requests (offsite storage)

Request Delivery

Indiana University students, faculty and staff may place requests online for delivery of materials to another library. Materials that are checked out may not be requested. Requests from IU Bloomington campus libraries generally take 2-4 working days to complete. Requests for delivery coming from other IU campuses may take 7-10 working days to complete.

Materials from the IUB Kinsey Library, Lilly Library, CEDIR Library, Archives of Traditional Music Library, University Archives Library, and the Bloomington Residence Halls are excluded. In addition, some materials (i.e. reference books, other non-circulating collections, and short-term loan collections such as DVDs) from other libraries may be excluded.

You may also use Request Delivery to have an item pulled from the shelf and held at the same library for you to pick up, but because requests may take up to 4 working days to complete, you may find it quicker to come to the library and locate the item yourself.

More information about requesting items via IUCAT, the Libraries' online catalog

ALF Requests

Some items in the IUB Libraries' collections are housed in a collections vault at the Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF). Most materials from the ALF may be charged out for home or office use, with the exception of several restricted use collections (see Restricted Use Items in content linked below). Users must present an IU ID card or a Library Borrower's card to charge these materials out. Faculty, students and staff of Indiana University and Indiana residents may request materials to be delivered to the IUB Herman B Wells Library circulation desk or to the circulation desk of an IU Campus Library. The materials housed in the ALF are listed in the library online catalog, IUCAT.

More information about requesting ALF items


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