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HIST 492: Senior Seminar, History of Cities

Pickup Procedures for Physical Items

Picking up library items:

  • For library materials located on the 3rd and 4th floors, you will need to use the instructions below to put a Hold on the item(s) you need.
  • Once you have received an email letting you know your item(s) are available, you will pick up your materials at the Circulation Desk.
  • Please be sure to wear a mask when at the Circulation Desk.

To request a physical book, complete journal, or DVD/CD held by the library: 

Navigate to, and click on the My Account link to log in to your library account using your StarID and password.  

  • Click New Search at the top of the page, and search for the title you want. Here you will also be able to see if the item is available and in what format. 
    • Choose MSUM Library Catalog to limit your search to items held by the MSUM Library.
  • Click the title of the item, and then under Get It, click By Placing a Hold (see example below)
  • Click the calendar icon to select the date you would like to pick your item up, then click Send Request.
  • You will receive an email when your item(s) is/are ready for pickup.  


Please let us know when you will be available to pick it up.  

  • You will receive an email when your items have been retrieved and are ready for pickup. 
  • If you simply need an article from a journal the MSUM Library holds, we are still providing copying services. You may use the Interlibrary Loan form to request specific articles and they will be sent as a PDF attachment directly to your email. 



How do I request something through ILL?

To Request through Your Library Account

1. On the Library's homepage, select Interlibrary Loan Requests under "Services."


2. Select the red "Request a Book, Article, DVD, or CD" button on the next page.

3. Log into your library account using your StarID and password.

4. Fill in the blank form to the best of your ability, making sure that the required lines with a red * are filled in.
The more information provided, the easier it is to find and the quicker it can be sent to you. If you have information that doesn't fit into any of the fields, use the Comment section at the end of the form.

NOTE: If you are a Distance Education student, be sure to include that information in the Comment section of every book request. This will let the ILL department know to mail the request instead of asking you to come pick it up. If your mailing address is different than the one on record with the school, also include that information.

5. Click "send request" in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. On the Copyright Notice, select "I agree with the terms." A successful request will show a green bar with the text "Your request was successful" at the top of the page.

To check on a request after you have sent it, click on your name in the upper right hand corner of the screen (once logged in) and in the drop down menu, select "My Requests." A list of all of your requests will appear with information about where they are in the process of getting to you.

When the request is ready:

Digital Items: you will receive an email at your MSUM email with either a PDF of the item or instructions on how to access your copy.

Physical Items: you will receive an email at your MSUM email letting you know to pick up the book at the library.