Request articles, books & more


Contact Acquisitions and Resource Sharing
Watson Library


  • Document Delivery

    Get desktop delivery of articles and book chapters from the KU Libraries collections.

  • Interlibrary Loan

    Get articles, books and more from worldwide libraries and institutions.

  • Retrieve from Shelf

    Request eligible materials to be retrieved from the shelf and placed on hold for pick up at a KU Libraries checkout desk.

  • TripSaver

    University of Kansas Lawrence campus faculty and staff can get eligible library materials through Campus Mail.

  • Home Loan Delivery

    KU faculty, staff, authorized affiliates and students who reside outside of Lawrence and Douglas County may request home loan delivery service.


  • Suggest a Purchase

    Ask KU Libraries to buy an item to add to its collection.

  • WebRetrieve Status Definitions

    Once you have placed a request, go to My WebRetrieve Account Outstanding Requests on your WebRetrieve account main menu to see the progress of your request. Definitions of WebRetrieve statuses are provided here.

  • GWLA Reciprocal Circulation

    The GWLA Reciprocal Circulation Agreement allows faculty, staff and students of participating institutions to borrow library materials on-site while visiting member libraries.

  • Info for other libraries

    Information for other institutions requesting materials from KU Libraries.