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 Show More under the Limit To section of the page. Once you have refined your options, select Search. You will notice that the number of results is reduced. Search the results until you find what you are looking for.
Select Place Request when you are ready to request the item.
Once you select Place Request, you will be directed to indicate the first available copy or a specific copy (volume). You will also need to indicate which location on campus you are retrieving the item (Note: Gumberg Library materials cannot be picked up at the Duquesne Center for Legal Information Front Desk and vice versa).
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.
|Item Type||Initial Loan Time||Renewals|
|Gumberg Library Materials|
|General Collection||16 weeks||One 16 week renewal (32 weeks total)|
|DVD's, CD's, and LP's||2 weeks||One 2 week renewal (4 weeks total)|
|Course Reserves (Library Use Only)||2-5 hours||One renewal (varies depending on hour(s) checked out)|
|Course Reserves (Circulating)||1-7 days||One renewal (varies depending on days checked out)|
|Media Equipment Reserves||2 days||No renewals|
|Materials Borrowed from Other Libraries|
|EZBorrow Materials||16 weeks||No renewals|
|ILLiad (InterLibrary Loan) Materials||8 weeks||No renewals|
|Special Centers & Collections|
|Archives & Special Collections Materials||Contact Thomas White at email@example.com for ALL Loan Requests||Contact Thomas White at firstname.lastname@example.org for ALL Loan Extension|
|Curriculum Center kit, manipulative, puppet. etc.||2 weeks||One 2 week renewal (Contact Danielle Henzler at email@example.com to request a further Loan Extension)|
|Curriculum Center Stacks, Picture Books,
Chapter Books and Big Books
|8 weeks||One 8 week renewal (Contact Danielle Henzler at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a further Loan Extension)|
|Gumberg Library of Things||7 days||One 7 day renewal|
|Phenomenology Center Materials||2 weeks||One 2 week renewal (Contact Jeff McCurry at email@example.com to request a further Loan Extension)|
|Lost or Damaged an Item? Please see our Replacement Policies 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 http://guides.library.duq.edu/online-learners for all the ways Gumberg meets your needs.
Scan & Deliver is a free service for current Duquesne University students, faculty, and staff to request a digital scan be created for a portion of an item, such as one book chapter or one article, that is otherwise only available in print from Gumberg Library’s general collection.
What materials are eligible for Scan & Deliver?
**Fair use and other applicable copyright law rights and restrictions will be applied to each request**
How do I get started?
When and how will my scans arrive?
What scan quality can I expect?
To authorize a user, the faculty member or administrator must send an email from their @duq.edu account to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
A faculty member or an administrator may designate an authorized user to retrieve materials for them from the Gumberg Library Circulation Desk.
NOTE: Do not check out items on your library account for another user, regardless of the relationship. You are responsible for any late fines and/or replacement fees charged to items checked out to your library account.