Request Holds & Scans

University of Windsor students, faculty and staff can place requests to pickup print books at the Information Desk or Digital Delivery of up to 1 chapter or 10% of a books or journal to your email.

Digital Delivery

What is Digital Delivery?

  • You can request scans of portions of eligible physical library materials to be delivered in PDF form by email as allowable under existing copyright laws and fair dealing guidelines. This is typically limited to 10% or 1 chapter.
  • Digital delivery offers broad access to physical collections, including book chapters, journal articles, government documents, reference works, and more. 
  • Choosing digital delivery means you can conveniently request and access material at home on any of your devices. It also allows more people to access the same item, bringing library collections to as many users as possible.
  • Certain items are only available through digital delivery. This includes print journals and serials, and reference materials.

How to request Digital Delivery

Print Pickup

How to request Print Pickup

  • Login to your Account
  • Locate the item in Omni, the library search tool, and click "Request for Pickup".
  • If you need to request multiple volumes from a multi-volume set, please submit request and use the "Comment" field to indicate which volumes you want to request.
  • Once you submit your request an email with pickup instructions will follow once staff are able to checkout your items to your account. 
  • Once you receive the on hold shelf notice, your items will be available on our next pickup day.
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