Request an Item

Request an item from areas affected by construction
CURRENT AREA – THIRD 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:
DS 41- DS 785
HB 846 - HC 59.15

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.
Books in this area may be requested via paper form at the Check-Out Desk and through an online form .
 
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 .