Request or Recall Materials

Request Items from Oxford or Emory Libraries (On-Campus or Virtual) 

Faculty, staff, and students may request items that are not in Oxford’s collection (or are checked out) but are available at another Emory library. Items requested to Oxford's campus from another Emory library usually arrive at Oxford within 2 to 3 business days. You will be notified via email when the item is available for you to come check out.

To request an item from another library to be delivered to Oxford's campus: log in to your Library Search account and then look up the item. Click on a search result to open the item record, then click “Locate/Request Item," and then "Request Physical Item" on the next page. Select "Oxford College Library" as Pickup Location and click "Send Request" to submit.

Request Article or Chapter 

All Emory faculty and library staff are eligible for the "Request Article or Chapter" service (scanned articles or chapters) from the Emory Libraries. Eligible materials include journal articles and book chapters from the print collections in participating libraries.

  • Request through Library Search, using the “Request Article or Chapter” tab.
  • Five articles per patron per business day.
  • Requests will be filled in one to four business days; extensive requests may require more processing time at the discretion of the holding library.
  • Fifty page limit per request.
  • Access articles via your ILL account.

Participating Libraries 

  • Woodruff
  • Music and Media
  • Science Commons/Chemistry
  • Health Sciences
  • Law
  • Oxford College
  • Theology

Locating Items in the Stacks 

Items are either in the compact shelving (bookstacks) or in the reading nook by the circulation desk (graphic novels, Emory authors, new books, and bestsellers).

When you cannot find a book on the shelf, please come to the Oxford Library Circulation Desk for assistance.

Recalling a Checked Out Item 

Patrons may recall items that are currently checked out to other patrons. Initiating a recall request will shorten the due date for the book to ten days from the date of the recall. Patrons who have placed recall requests will be notified once the book is returned.

To recall an item, log in to your account, look up the item in Library Search, click on "Locate/Request This Item" and then "Request Physical Item" to place a recall.

Request an Item from the Library Service Center 

Some of Emory's collections are located in the Library Service Center. Requested items usually take about 3 business day to arrive. To request an item from the Library Service Center, log in to your account, look up the item in Library Search and click on “Locate/Request This Item” to display the list of items held by the library.

Request a Book for Purchase 

Want to recommend the library purchase a title that isn’t in the collection? Please complete a purchase request form.