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MH316/IN350- Introduction to Ethnomusicology: Requesting Staley Library Items for Curbside Pick-up

A guide to researching ethnomusicology at Staley Library.

Introduction - Requesting Items for Curbside Pick-up

Those that do not feel comfortable coming inside the building may use our request system, as accessed through Millikin Library Discovery, to order items for scheduled curbside pick-up/delivery. This process is outlined below.

Please note:

  • Curbside pickup is available at Staley Library, but not necessarily other I-Share libraries.
  • We are currently limiting patrons to 10 items arranged for pick up per patron per day.
  • Scheduled pick ups are offered-
    • Fall/Spring Academic Semesters: Mondays-Thursdays 9:30am-6pm, Fridays 9:30am-5pm, and Sundays 1pm-6pm.
    • Summer/Winter Sessions: Mondays-Thursdays 9:30am-5:30pm, Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm.
  • We will hold requested items for 7 days, after which any un-retrieved items will be returned to the shelf/their home library.
  • You will need to sign-in to your account in Millikin Library Discovery/Online Catalog to request items for pick-up. For instructions on how to do this, see below.
  • Once your requests have been filled, you will receive an automated "On Hold Shelf" email.
  • If you are interested in a portion of the book, see the tab in this guide titled "Requesting Book Chapters with ILLiad" to learn how to request digital copies of book chapters.

Instructions- Requesting Staley Library Items for Curbside Pick Up

Instructions- Requesting I-Share Items for Curbside Pick Up

 

Instructions - Requesting Staley Library Items for Curbside Pick Up

1)  When you want to request an item owned by Staley Library for pick-up, begin by either typing the title of the item into the Millikin Library Discovery search box on the library homepage and clicking "search,"

Search box search for "history of jazz"

or, selecting the link "Start Your Research" on the right side of the screen, then clicking the link "Millikin's Library Catalog."

Screenshot of research menu

2)  Type the title of the item you want (or do a keyword search by typing in a few words describing the topic you are researching) into the search box. Use the options on the right side of the search box to limit to "Library Catalog" to see only Millikin items. Click the search icon or hit "Enter."

Library catalog search

3)  In your results list, click on the title of the item you would like to request for pick-up.

Search results list

4)  If you have not already signed in, look for the "Get It" section and click "Sign in." Next, click on "Millikin Users" and log in to your Millikin Library Discovery account using your myMillikin username and password.

Note: alumni, community, retiree, and high school courtesy card holders must select the "Internal/Community Users" option instead, and will need to contact our circulation department to set up a username and password for account access the first time; these accounts will only access Millikin-owned material and will not work for I-Share requesting or off-campus article full text access.

Sign in

Login using:

5) On the item details screen, under "Get It," click on the "Request" link. 

Item record- request

6) On the "Request" form, first, select Millikin as your "Pickup lnstitution" (listed under "My Institution," "Millikin University (MIL)- Decatur, IL.")

Next, write "Curbside Pickup" and your desired date and time in the "Comment" section of the request form. Please select a date and time that fall within our current hours.

Request form

Then click "Send Request."

7)  Successful requests will display this message. Watch your email for any emails regarding cancelled requests should items not be available for some reason.

Request submitted

8)  You can view your list of requests by clicking on your name in the upper right corner, then clicking "My Requests."

My Requests

Requests list

9) When your request has been filled, you will receive an automated email with the subject "On Hold Shelf."

You will be notified if we are unable to fulfill the curbside pickup date and time you chose.

Please arrive for your appointment at the parking lot or the book drop on the south side of the University Commons (lot is M6 on this map: https://millikin.edu/campus-life/public-safety/security/parking/parking-map) at your date and time, and call 217-424-6214 to let us know you have arrived. At that time, we will ask you to describe your vehicle (or clothing, if you are picking up on foot/bicycle), check-out your materials to you, email you a due date receipt, and let you know to expect a courier wearing identification shortly.

Instructions - Requesting I-Share Library Items for Curbside Pick Up

1)  When you want to request an item owned by an I-Share Library for pick-up, begin by either typing the title of the item into the Millikin Library Discovery search box on the library homepage and clicking "search,"

Search box search for "Octavia Butler"

or, selecting the link "Start Your Research" on the right side of the screen, then clicking the link "Other Library Catalogs." On the next page, click "I-Share Catalog."

Screenshot of research menu

2)  Type the title of the item you want (or do a keyword search by typing in a few words describing the topic you are researching) into the search box. Click the search icon or hit "Enter."

All I-Share Libraries search for "Octavia Butler"

3)  In your results list, click on the title of the item you would like to request for pick-up.

Search results

 

Search result with request options

4)  If you have not already signed in, look for the "How to get it" section and click "Sign in." Next, click on "Millikin Users" and log in to your Millikin Library Discovery account using your myMillikin username and password.

Note: alumni, community, retiree, and high school courtesy card holders are not able to request items through I-Share, and should use their local public library for interlibrary loan requests.

Sign in

Login using:

5) On the item details screen, under "How to get it," click on the "I-Share" link. 

I-Share

6) On the "Request" form, first, select Millikin as your "Pickup lnstitution" (listed under "My Institution," "Millikin University (MIL)- Decatur, IL.")

I-Share request for curbside pickup

Next, write "Curbside Pickup in the "Comment" section of the request form. Your appointment date and time will depend on when we receive the items. Once you receive the automated email telling you your items are on hold shelf, watch for an email from library staff to schedule your pick up appointment.

Then click "Send Request."

7)  Once placed, you will see this message. However, due to some I-Share libraries remaining closed (or other reasons), the system may not be able to locate an available lender. In this case, you will be emailed a "Request Cancellation." Watch your email for any emails regarding cancelled requests and contact the library if you have questions about the status of your request.

Request successful

8)  You can view your list of active requests by clicking on your name in the upper right corner, then clicking "My Requests."

My Requests

Requests list

9) When your request has been delivered to and received by our library, you will receive an automated email with the subject "On Hold Shelf." These emails will come from each individual I-Share library you are borrowing from, and may end up in your junk email folder (you may want to adjust your junk filter permissions).

Our library staff will then email you to schedule a pickup date and time.

Please arrive for your appointment at the parking lot or the book drop on the south side of the University Commons (lot is M6 on this map: https://millikin.edu/campus-life/public-safety/security/parking/parking-map) at your date and time, and call 217-424-6214 to let us know you have arrived. At that time, we will ask you to describe your vehicle (or clothing, if you are picking up on foot/bicycle), check-out your materials to you, email you a due date receipt, and let you know to expect a courier wearing identification shortly.