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Request Books from Another Blinn College Library

 

Use the Blinn Library Catalog Request Wizard to conveniently request books and audiovisuals that are not housed in your home campus library.

The Request Wizard can also be used to place a "hold" on an item that is checked out, placing you in line to get the book after it is returned to the library.


How do I place my requests?

1. Just click on the Request button next to the desired item in your library catalog search results to open the Request Wizard.

2. Type in your Blinn ID number and Password, then click Login.

3. From the drop-down menu select your home campus as the pickup location.

3. Click on the Submit button. You will see an aknowledgement that your request was successfully submitted.

4. Click on OKAY, and your request or hold has been placed.


When will I receive the item(s) I requested?

  • Items requested before noon for delivery to the Brenham and Bryan campuses will usually be available by 5pm that same day.

  • Items requested after noon will be available the following weekday by 5pm. Item delivery is available Monday through Friday only.

  • Items requested for delivery to the Schulenburg or Sealy campuses will be available within 24 to 48 hours.

  • When your item arrives, an email is sent to your Blinn College email account. You can also log in to your library account in the catalog and check the status of requests you have submitted. When the requested item is available at your campus, the status column will say "Available for Pick up."


What if I can't get to the library to pick up my items?

When a library patron places a request for materials through the Blinn Library catalog, that patron must normally come to the library to pick up the materials. Federal privacy law prohibits us from allowing any one else to pick up these items. In order to make it easier for students who have difficulty coming to campus, we have the following procedure to allow special pickup of requested library materials.

Special Pickup Instructions

A student may designate another person to pick-up library materials he has requested if he is unable to do so himself. The student requesting the materials must notify us prior to pick-up either in person or by sending an email from his Blinn student email account to library@blinn.edu. This email must include the name of the person designated to pick up the materials.

When the designated person comes to the library, he must identify himself with an official picture ID.

 

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