Request a book – here’s how it works


Sometimes the book you need from the library is already on loan, but if you don’t need the book immediately, and you can wait until the person who has borrowed the book has returned it, you can make a request for the book. A request is easily done on your own, and here is a brief description of how you do it:

1. Search for the book in Summon on the Library web page. When you locate the book in the hit list – click on the book title. reservation_summon_eng  2. When you’re at the page with more information about the book, make sure no copy is available in the library – then click the link Make a Request.

reservation_post_eng3. Log in to the system with your UB account.

4. Activate the request by clicking Submit. If you want to, you can change the date for how long the request will be active (an option if you know that if you don’t get the book before a certain date, you don’t need the book at all).

reservationer_reservationen_eng5. Once you’ve clicked Submit you will get a notification that the request was activated properly. If you don’t get this notification – please contact the Information Point.

reservationer_reservationen_gjord_eng6. As soon as the book is available for you we place it on the shelf for reserved books. It will be placed alphabetically by your last name.IMG_32457. Now you’ll receive an e-mail notifying you that the book is waiting for you at the library. The book will be on the shelf, waiting for you for five days, the last pickup date will be specified in the e-mail we sent you.

8. Once you found the book, you borrow it in the machines next to the entrance as usual.

Notice: You cannot make a request for a book that you’ve already borrowed, or a book that you already have an active request for. And if you make a request when there’s a copy of the book available on the shelf – you will just end up in line for the books that are already on loan. So in that case it’s better for you to just come to the library and borrow the copy that’s available.

Text & picture: Katharina Nordling