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Requesting Books Online

REQUEST FUNCTION
Sawyer Library's online catalog, Minerva, has access to more than just the collections in our library. The online request function allows students, faculty and staff to make online requests for materials from other Minerva libraries, including the community colleges, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Thomas College and many public libraries. Requested materials are delivered to Sawyer Library for the user to pick up.


FROM OTHER MINERVA LIBRARIES
Search by author, title or keyword in the Minerva online catalog. 

If you don't find what you are looking for in the Husson University collection, expand your search to include All Minerva Libraries by using the location drop-down list.  All Minerva Libraries is at the top of the list. 

1. From the results list click on the title you wish to request and check the status for availability.

2. Click the Request check mark at the top of the screen.

3. Enter your name and library card number found on the back of your Husson ID card beginning with HUS for Husson.  EXAMPLE:  Jane Doe;  HUS000087233

*If you don’t have a Husson ID card, your number is your student UID number.  You can also call 941-7188 to get your library number.

4. Click Submit. You will receive a message confirming that your request was successful.

Your request will be answered by the lending library and the item will be sent to the Sawyer Library.  You will be notified via your Husson email account when an item is ready to be picked up.


FROM MAINECAT LIBRARIES
As part of the statewide MaineCat library network, Sawyer Library users have access to many more library collections around the state, including the University of Maine system, the University of New England, Bangor Public, Portland Public and Bates, Bowdoin and Colby Colleges.

Search Sawyer Library’s online catalog, Minerva.  If no Minerva library has what you need, click the Search MaineCat link above the search box.  You can search exactly as you do in Minerva. 

1. From the results list click on the title you wish to request and check the status for availability.

2. Click the Request This Item check mark link in the middle of the screen.

3. Choose Husson University as your home library from the drop-down list.

4. Click Submit Above Information.

5. Enter your name and library card number found on the back of your Husson ID card beginning with HUS for Husson.  EXAMPLE:  Jane Doe;  HUS000087233

*If you don’t have a Husson ID card, your number is your student UID number.  You can also call 941-7188 to get your library number.

6. Click Submit.

Your request will be answered by the lending library and the item will be sent to the Sawyer Library.  You will be notified via your Husson email account when an item is ready to be picked up.


RETURNING MATERIALS
When you are finished with materials, please return them to the Sawyer Library and we will send them back to the lending library.

If you return items late, you are responsible for all overdue notices, fines and bills from the lending library.


INTERLIBRARY LOAN
Remember, if you are unable to find or request an item via the online catalog, you can still request it through Sawyer Library by filling out an Interlibrary Loan Request Form or emailing the information to library@husson.edu.