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Finding and Requesting

Looking for textbooks? Class readings? Articles? Follow the instructions below to learn to request items in the Gumberg Library catalog.

Not seeing what you're looking for in Gumberg's collection? No problem! We've got you covered. Try EZBorrow for books that you need fast. Most books available through our EZBorrow partner libraries will be delivered for you within 3-5 business days. Try Interlibrary Loan for books, articles, book chapters, DVDs, scores, CDs, and more! 

Need more help? Our helpful staff and librarians can assist you with all your research needs. You can contact us at Ask Gumberg. For general research questions, librarians throughout the country are standing by 24/7 to help.

Loan times

 Loan Privileges for All Current Students

Check-out up to 100 items at a time! 

Item Location By Floor    Initial Loan Time Renewals
Gumberg Library Items
General Circulating Print  All 5 floors 16-weeks

One 16-week renewal at My Library Account

Media (DVDs, CDs, LPs) GL 1st floor 2-weeks One 2-week renewal at My Library Account
Course Reserves (in-library) GL Circ Desk 4th floor 2, 3, 4, or 5-hours One 2,3,4, or 5-hour renewal at My Library Account

Course Reserves (circulating)

GL Circ Desk 4th floor 1, 3, or 7-days One 1, 3, or 7-days renewal at My Library Account
Borrowed from Other Libraries
EZBorrow* GL Circ Desk 4th floor 16-weeks No renewals
ILLiad* GL Circ Desk 4th floor 8-weeks No renewals
Centers & Collections
Archives & Special Collections Material GL 1st floor Contact Archives & Special Collections for ALL Loan Requests Contact Archives & Special Collections for ALL Loan Extension
Curriculum Center kit, manipulative, puppet GL 5th floor 2-weeks

One 2-week renewal at My Library Account

Contact Curriculum Center to request a further Loan Extension

Curriculum Center Stacks, Picture Books, 
Chapter Books and Big Books
GL 5th floor 8-weeks

One 8-week renewal at My Library Account

Contact Curriculum Center to request a further Loan Extension

Gumberg Library of Things GL Circ Desk 4th floor 7-days One 7-day renewal at Circ Desk 
Phenomenology Center Book GL 1st floor 2-weeks

One 2-week renewal

Contact Phenomenology Center to request a further Loan Extension

Lost or Damaged an Item? Please see our Billing and Replacements page to review the next steps.


Please Note: You must be present to check out library items on your account. Students, you cannot send someone else to the library with your ID card to check out items for you.

If you can't make it in to pick up your items, please view our Pick Up and Delivery procedures page.

Distance or Online-Only Students: visit for all the ways Gumberg meets your needs.