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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.

Request Gumberg Library Owned Books Online

Please follow the steps below to request Gumberg materials for pick up or free delivery to your residence (US addresses only). Most items will be available for pick up within three business days.

Use DUQSearch to search for materials. DUQSearch is located on the main page of the library's website, and at the top of most library webpages. 



When you select search, you will be prompted to login with your Multipass credentials, then authenticate using Duo. 

Once logged in, you will be presented with the results of your search. In most cases the number of results will be very large because it defaults to searching for print AND online items. For instance, in the example below there are over 2,500 results.




To lower the number of results, refine your results on the left-hand side of the page. Select Library Catalog Only. Once your results have been refined, you will notice that the number of results is reduced. Search the results until you find what you are looking for. Select Retrieve Catalog Item when you are ready to request the item.




Once you select Retrieve Catalog Item, you will be directed to the catalog record for the item you are searching for. At the top of the page, select the checkmark Request/Hold button above the item.




You will be prompted to enter your name and 16 digit number on the front of your Duquesne ID. Please give at least 3 business days when selecting your "Cancel if not filled by" date.




Library staff will pull your items and have them ready for you to pick up within 3 business days. You will receive an email when your materials are ready for pick up or delivery.