Book Purchase Request
Use this form to request a book be purchased for the libraries' collections, or contact the academic liaison in your subject area.
Book & Media Express
A service for UK faculty, staff, and students that allows for the delivery of books from any campus library to another campus library for pick-up. You may also request a book from a library to be picked up at that library. For example, you request a collection of Shakespeare's works from Young library and wish to pick it up at Young Library. Please keep in mind that it may take 24 - 48 hours to process your request, pull the book(s) and get it to the desired pick up location. You will receive an email when the book is ready for pick-up. See Document Delivery for more information.
UK students, faculty and staff may request a book that is currently checked out to another borrower. Once a request is placed, the borrower who currently has the book is sent a system-generated letter to let him/her know that the due date has been changed. At this time the current borrower is given a two week due date (unless the original due date is sooner than 2 weeks) to allow him/her to finish using the book.
Once the book is returned, the person who requested the book is notified that the item is available for pickup.
Request from Storage
Any current UK Library patron may request a book from Storage. Please keep in mind that it may take 24 - 48 hours to process your request, pull the book(s) and get it to the desired pick up location. One of our Storage facilities is located off campus. You will receive an email when the book is ready for pick-up.
To request a book: Search for the book in InfoKat Discovery. Click on the title of the item you wish to request. Click on 'Sign-in for more options'. Under 'Get It' click on 'Request'. Fill out out 'Details of title you requested:' only * (starred) fields are required. Chose PickUp location. Click green 'Request' to complete the request. You will be notified via email once the book is available for pick-up.
Any current UK library patron may request a book that is currently checked out to another patron. The patron with the book will be notified that the book as been recalled and give a new due date. That patron has 2 weeks to finish using the book (unless the origin due date is earlier than 2 weeks). The UK patron requesting the book will be notified once the book has been returned and is ready for pickup.
NOTE: Recalled (requested) items not returned by the new due date will accrue a recall overdue fine of $2.00 per day. Please respond to these notices promptly.
Items that have been recalled may not be renewed.
If you are unable to locate an item that should be on the shelf but is not, inquire at your Circulation Desk. Library personnel will search for the item and notify you if the item is found.
Research Assistant Authorization
UK faculty and staff may authorize one or more persons to borrow and request library materials under the authorizing person's name by submitting this form. A verification email will be sent to the requesting faculty/staff member. Other services and equipment may vary from library to library. Please consult individual campus libraries for your specific needs.