Requesting books online from EAL

February 13, 2012 at 9:36 am Leave a comment

Starting this week, the new catalogue (PRIMO) is ready for online requests of books from the East Asian Library. This service has been long practice in other library locations, but only after a few updates in the new catalogue, filling in forms at the service desk for most of the books in the EAL is no longer needed!

How to request your book?
Go to the new catalogue and request your books immediately. Just log in (in the top right corner) with your university name and password. If the book you’d like to borrow says Available, see “Locations” for more information, click the book’s title and then on the tab ‘request’ below it. Now it says:
Location: East Asian Library
Item category: Regular Loan Closed Stack
Pickup Location: East Asian Library

Click the blue button saying ‘Request’ and it will say “Action succeeded”. Your request is now sent for handling by the East Asian Library service desk. You can pick up your books after 1 hour. If you don’t pick up your books immediately, the East Asian library desk will keep them for 3 days for you to pick up. Books requested over the weekend will be ready Monday morning from 9:30.

Please note there are many books which are not yet ready for immediate online request. Instead of ‘Available, see locations for more information’ it says ‘Check holdings, see locations for more information’. This means you still have to come to the desk and fill in a form. We are working on this matter and hope to have all books available for online request in due time. For questions and comments please contact the service desk.


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