How do I determine if I can get the book?
Check the Holdings tab in the lower section of the page. If the status listed is unclear, consult What Item Status Means.
What are the different services or ways of getting the book?
If the item is available:
- Scan and Deliver: Get articles and book chapters from the University of Chicago Library's print collections scanned and emailed to you for free.
- Request from Mansueto Library: Request items from Mansueto for pickup within 15 minutes.
- Request from SCRC: Request materials from the Special Collections Research Center for use in the SCRC Reading Room.
- Request from D'Angelo Law Storage: Request items from D'Angelo Law's storage collections.
- Place Hold: Request items from the Regenstein Closed Stack for pickup in 1 business day.
- Can't find it?: Place a search request for materials listed as available that you can't find.
If the item is unavailable:
- Request via Interlibrary Loan: Request books and more from libraries around the world. Our automated system will determine the fastest and best way to get you the item, often within 4-5 business days.
- Place Hold: Request items that are on order, in process, or in transit to be held for you when they become available.
Why is some information hyperlinked?
Fields on the full record that are hyperlinked can be clicked to initiate a Begins With search for the hyperlinked term. This is a quick way of locating materials by the same author, on the same subject, or which are adjacent to the original item in the stacks.
Where is the ISBN listed?
Most of the information you need in order to identify or select an item can be found on the main page of the Full Record display. Additional information (like ISBN, page numbers, physical description, notes and summaries) can be seen by clicking the "More Details" link in the middle of the record.
What is Staff View?
The Staff View display displays the record in MARC (or Machine Readable Catalog Format). The Staff View is mainly used by library staff.