Request Materials from Another Library

IU Indianapolis students, faculty and staff may use the 'Request This' function in IUCAT to request materials from another library. Materials that are already checked out may not be requested. Requests for delivery usually take 4-7 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. Some materials (i.e. reference books, other non-circulating collections and short term loan collections) from other libraries may be excluded.

To Use "Request This"

  1. Search for the item.  If you find a list of titles, click on the title link to see the full record, including library, shelving location, and call number
  2. Click on the Request This link in the box on the right hand side of the screen.  If there is a picture of a book jacket, the link appears directly below it.
  3. Log in to IUCAT
  4. Select a library from the drop down menu.  This is the library where you will pick up your materials.
  5. Select a date after which you do not want the item.  Use the calendar icon next to the box to select the date. You may leave this box blank.
  6. Click on the Request This button.
  7. Your request will be confirmed or denied.  If the request is denied, click on More Options for additional information, then click on the link for Bloomington. You will see links to forms for recalls and interlibrary loan and a place to ask for assistance.
  8. You will receive an email message when the item is ready for pickup.  To review the status of a request or to cancel a request, click the My Account link in the red bar near the top of the IUCAT screen and select Review My Account from the next screen.  Your delivery requests appear at the bottom of this screen.