Request an Item

Request an item from areas affected by construction

CURRENT AREA – FIRST FLOOR STACKS

During the construction project, there will be areas of the stacks that will be covered with plastic and unavailable for browsing. Library users who have an urgent need to obtain items from the restricted area can ask for assistance at the Research Help Desk.

Call Number Ranges Affected by Construction:
 
RC 321 to ZA
 
Books in this area may be requested via paper form at the Check-Out Desk and online.
For instructions requesting online, see this pdf or the steps below.

CURRENT AREA – Stacks near stairwell on Dixon Hall side of the library

During the construction project, there will be areas of the stacks that will be covered with plastic and unavailable for browsing. Library users who have an urgent need to obtain items from the restricted area can ask for assistance at the Research Help Desk.

Call Number Ranges Affected by Construction:

QL 1 to QL 737 M -- 1st floor ** Use Interlibrary Loan for items in the QL call number area.**

Books in this area may be requested via paper form at the Check-Out Desk and online.
For instructions requesting online, see this pdf or the steps below.
From the classic catalog

1.  Click on "Make a Request" in the blue box on the right-hand side of the screen. 
2.  Sign in with username and password if you are a Tulane affiliate or with your barcode, last name, and PIN if you are a guest borrower. 
3.  Click on "Get a book from another Tulane Library". 
4.  If there is more than one copy of the book, chose a copy.
5.  Choose "Howard-Tilton Circ. Desk" as a pickup location. 
6.  Click submit.
7.  You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup.
 
From Library Search

1.  Click on "Request", next to "Availability" below the title information.
2.  Sign in with your Tulane user name and password. 
3.  If there is more than one copy of the book, chose a copy.
4.  Choose "Howard-Tilton Circ. Desk" as a pickup location.  
5.  Click submit.
6.  You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup.
 
Request an item from Offsite Depository
The Offsite Depository is a storage area for about 500,000 older books and journals. These items were moved in 2003 to allow space for newer books to be shelved at the Howard-Tilton Library. Library staff retrieve books once a day, Monday through Friday.

Howard-Tilton pickup: Requests received by 1pm (Monday-Friday only) will be available at the Howard-Tilton Check-Out Desk after 5pm the same day. Requests received after 1pm on Friday or over the weekend will be available the following Monday (or next open weekday) after 5pm.

Items that were published before 1841 or that are considered rare or severely damaged may have to be viewed in the Schiro Reading Room on the second floor of Jones Hall which is normally open 10am to 5pm Monday-Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday. You may call the Howard-Tilton Check-Out Desk at (504) 865-5689 or the Schiro Reading Room at (504) 865-5685 for more information.

Matas pickup: Requests received by 1 pm (Monday-Friday only) will be available at Matas Circulation the next business day.

If there is a problem with the off-site retrieval, you will be contacted by email or phone.

Books in this area may be requested via paper form at the Check-Out Desk and online through a form or online through the classis catalog or Library Search.
For instructions requesting online  through the classis catalog or Library Search, see the steps below.
 
From the classic catalog

1.  Click on "Make a Request" in the blue box on the right-hand side of the screen. 
2.  Sign in with username and password if you are a Tulane affiliate or with your barcode, last name, and PIN if you are a guest borrower. 
3.  Click on "Get a book from another Tulane Library". 
4.  If there is more than one copy of the book, chose a copy.
5.  Choose "Howard-Tilton Circ. Desk" as a pickup location. 
6.  Click submit.
7.  You will receive an email if the item cannot be found.
 
From Library Search

1.  Click on "Request", next to "Availability" below the title information.
2.  Sign in with your Tulane user name and password. 
3.  If there is more than one copy of the book, chose a copy.
4.  Choose "Howard-Tilton Circ. Desk" as a pickup location.  
5.  Click submit.
6.  You will receive an email if the item cannot be found.
 
Request an item from Rudolph Matas Health Sciences Library
The health science print collections of the Matas Library are housed in the second floor of the Medical School Building (1430 Tulane Avenue - Hutchinson Memorial) on Tulane's downtown campus.

You may place a request online to have those books delivered to the Howard-Tilton Library.

From the classic catalog

1.  Click on "Make a Request" in the blue box on the right-hand side of the screen. 
2.  Sign in with username and password if you are a Tulane affiliate or with your barcode, last name, and PIN if you are a guest borrower.  
3.  Click on "Get a book from another Tulane Library". 
4.  If there is more than one copy of the book, chose a copy.
5.  Choose "Howard-Tilton Circ. Desk" as a pickup location. 
6.  Click submit.
7.  You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup.
 
From Library Search

1.  Click on "Request", next to "Availability" below the title information.
2.  Sign in with your Tulane user name and password. 
3.  If there is more than one copy of the book, chose a copy.
4.  Choose "Howard-Tilton Circ. Desk" as a pickup location.  
5.  Click submit.
6.  You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup.
 
Request an item from Nadine Vorhoff Women's Center Library
The Vorhoff Library is transitioning from a circulating collection to a non-circulating special collection library. Books can no longer be checked out directly from the Vorhoff Library. Some books in the collection are being donated to the Howard-Tilton Library but have not yet been moved to the Howard-Tilton building.
You may place a request to have those books delivered to the Howard-Tilton Library by filling out a paper form at the Check-Out Desk, or online (see below).

From the classic catalog

1.  Click on "Make a Request" in the blue box on the right-hand side of the screen. 
2.  Sign in with username and password if you are a Tulane affiliate or with your barcode, last name, and PIN if you are a guest borrower.  
3.  Click on "Get a book from another Tulane Library". 
4.  If there is more than one copy of the book, chose a copy.
5.  Choose "Howard-Tilton Circ. Desk" as a pickup location. 
6.  Click submit.
7.  You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup.
 
From Library Search

1.  Click on "Request", next to "Availability" below the title information.
2.  Sign in with your Tulane user name and password. 
3.  If there is more than one copy of the book, chose a copy.
4.  Choose "Howard-Tilton Circ. Desk" as a pickup location.  
5.  Click submit.
6.  You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup.
 
Request an item to be sent to Mississippi Campuses
Students, faculty, and staff of the campuses in Madsion and on the Mississippi Coast may request books from Howard-Tilton Library to be sent to Mississippi by using an online form .