Can I request an item?
Information about requesting material in DiscoverEd
Staff and matriculated students of the University of Edinburgh can use DiscoverEd to make the following types of request:
- Request items which are on loan to other borrowers
- Request items which are stored at the University Collections Facility and at some other locations where access is restricted
- Request scans of printed materials held by the Library
- Request items which are not owned by the Library, via Inter Library Loan
Requesting options are only visible to authorised users (staff and current matriculated students of the University) and are only displayed when the user is signed in to DiscoverEd.
If there are request options available for an item these will display in the Find It In Library section of the full display.
There are three types of request option which you may see in DiscoverEd, depending on the item being viewed:
Request this item
This option allows you to request items which are on loan to another borrower. See Requesting an item which is on loan for further information.
This option is also used to request material from the University Collections Facility and some other locations where access is restricted. See University Collections Facility - Request material for further information.
Scan and Deliver (digitised extract not full copy)
This option allows you to request scans of one chapter of a book or 10% (whichever is the greater), or one article from a journal issue. See Scan & Deliver for further information.
Inter Library Loan Request
This option allows you to request material which is not owned by the Library. See Request an Interlibrary Loan for further information.