How to Request Items

You may now place a hold on an item and we will make it available at the Checkout Desk within 24 hours of your request. You will receive an email through your campus email address notifying you when the item is ready. If we are unable to locate the item, you will receive an email with instructions for how to borrow the item from another library via the library's Interlibrary Loan system.

Here's how:

  1. Search for available items in our catalog. Click on title or cover image of an available item to see details.  You should see a "Place Hold" button. Click on this to request the item.place hold button in WorldCat
  2. Log in to your library account . (Please note: This system is not connected to your campus UTCID password.) Follow the directions below if you need to set up an account. 
    WorldCat login screen
  3. Click "Submit" button to place request.Submit hold button
  4. You will be notified by your UTC email when your item is available to pickup at the Circulation Desk.

Setting Up Your Library Account

  1. If you have never logged into your UTC Library Account, you will first need to create a password.
  2. After landing on the library account page, you will need to click on the "Set/reset password" button.

    Setting Up Your Library Account
  3. Your user name, which is your UTC ID, will have already been created by the library. Type it in and click on the "Request new password" button. The new password will be sent to your UTC email account.

    Setting Up Your Library Account
  4. Go back to the initial sign in screen and log in with your UTC ID and email-generated password. Once you've logged back in, click on your name and "My Account" in the upper right hand corner of your browser to reset your password.


    Setting Up Your Library Account
  5. If you encounter any problems, please don't hesitate to contact us.