Off-site Materials Request

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

Requests using the form in the catalog (where you must sign in) received by 9am (Monday-Friday only) will be available at the Howard-Tilton Check-Out Desk after 5pm the same day. Requests using the form in the catalog (where you must sign in)  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.

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