Information about Retrieve from Shelf
What is Retrieve from Shelf?
- Retrieve from Shelf is a service that will pull KU Libraries materials
from the shelves and place them on hold for you at the KU Libraries Service
desk of your choice.
Who can use Retrieve from Shelf service?
- Any eligible KU Libraries patron may use this service with the exception of Resident Borrowers.
- Resident Borrowers may only use this service for the retrieval of items from the KU Libraries Annexes.
How do I place a Retrieve from Shelf request?
- Find an item that you would like in the KU
- Click on the Recalls and Requests button along the top of the page.
- Login using your KUID (last 8 digits on KU card) and last name (in lowercase).
- Select Retrieve from Shelf from the drop down menu and click on OK.
- Complete the form and select the pick up location of
your choice from the
following locations: Watson Circulation Desk, Anschutz Circulation Desk, Music
Circulation Desk, Art Circulation Desk, Engineering Circulation Desk, Edwards
Circulation Desk (in Kansas City), or Spencer Research Library.
- If you choose zTripSaver from the list please check if you are eligible
for this service first. Information about TripSaver can be found at http://www.lib.ku.edu/public/retrievalservices/TripSaverInformation.shtml.
Where are materials delivered to? How long will they stay there?
- Items are delivered to the KU Libraries Service Desk of your choice.
will be available after you receive the Item Available Notice via email.
- Items will remain on the hold shelf for 10 days from the day that you receive
your Item Available Notice.
What items are eligible for Retrieve from Shelf?
- KU owned items including most books, most bound journals, some micro format
materials, and some videos.
- All items located at the KU Libraries Annexes.
How long will it take to receive my items?
- Items should be available to you typically within 3 working days.
- Turnaround time excludes weekends and university holidays.
Is there a limit on the number of items I can request?
- Although it is not our intent to limit the number of items an eligible
person may request, the library will reserve the right to process no more
than ten items per person per day when there is a heavy demand for the Retrieve
I received a cancellation notice. What are my options for getting my materials now?
- Most items that are cancelled by this service are items that couldn't be located on the shelves and have been declared missing by staff and placed on search. Some items will turn up after extensive searching but it is suggested that if you need the item quickly to request it via Interlibrary Loan using WebRetrieve. When placing your Interlibrary Loan request please choose the Request a Loan -> Not Available at KU.
- If you ever have a question regarding a cancellation notice please contact us at ILLLend@Ku.edu.
Who can I contact if I have questions?
- Staff who handle Retrieve from Shelf requests can be contacted via phone
at 785-864-3964 or via email at ILLLend@ku.edu.