In Process or Ordered Items
If a book has the call number or status In Process, you may request rush processing of the item, using this online form:
This form is also available from the "Recall / Other Requests" button on the CLIO tool bar.
How to request items
All Columbia faculty, students and staff with library borrowing privileges and active e-mail accounts are eligible to use the online form. Others may place paper requests at a reference or circulation desk.
What may be requested
Books from circulating collections may be checked-out from Butler Circulation desk, or from the owning departmental library. Books from non-circulating collections will be available for in-library use only. Do not use this form for volumes of sets or serials, request assistance at a reference or circulation desk.
Availability and turnaround time
In Process items will normally be available at the Butler Circulation desk in 1-3 business days or you may choose to pick-up the item at the departmental library in 5-10 working days.
Ordered items may not be available for several months. You may request these through Borrow Direct or Interlibrary Loan.
Notification and pick-up of items
You will receive an e-mail notice at your Columbia e-mail address when the material is available and being held for you.
Items will have the same loan period as items circulating from the owning library.
Request items with a PreCat location in person at the Butler Circulation desk. They will be paged for you and available the same day.