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English Department Orientation - Oakland Campus

Guide to resources and services available to graduate students in Pitt's English Department.

Details on Making an ILL Request

Requests can be submitted through the ILL request page. You will need to log-in via EZ Proxy using your Pitt computing account username and password. A one-time user registration is required before making an ILL request. You will not need to re-enter personal information every time you make a request. 

Select the type of request you would like to make (book, book chapter, journal article, etc.). Please be aware that the ULS cannot ship any books or items that are not owned by Pitt.  Enter information in the required fields (marked with an *) and any notes or additional information you have about the item (e.g. edition, publication year).  Be sure to note that you are a Pitt Online student in the Notes field of the request form.  Then click "Submit Request."

Ways to Borrow

Get It! offers delivery of items that are not checked out to a library location that is most convenient for you!  Get it! lets everyone request delivery of books from any ULS library, ULS Storage, and regional campuses.

After finding a book, click on the Get It! symbol in the catalog record, and fill out the form. Log in using your University Computing Account (email) username and password.

To use Get it!

  1. Find the item you want (or can't locate on the shelf) in PITTCat Classic
  2. Click the "Request This Item" link in the record
  3. Log in and follow the on-screen instructions to request your item
  4. You will be notified via your Pitt email address when the item is available
  5. Faculty requesting materials for delivery directly to an office, please follow the instructions under Faculty Delivery

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If Pitt Libraries don't have the books you need, you can use E-ZBorrow to request the items from other academic libraries.  Borrow an item from one of 50+ other regional libraries -- fast! You will need your Pitt ID number (starts with 2P) to use E-ZBorrow.

  • Pick up and return the items at any ULS Library. Items are generally delivered within 4-7 days
  • You will be notified via email when the book is available for pickup
  • E-ZBorrow items are checked out for six weeks with one six week renewal
  • Overdue fines are .25 per day/per item
  • The E-ZBorrow system handles requests for books. If you need a photocopy of an article, please request it through ILL (Interlibrary Loan) 
  • Your Patron ID No. is the number on your PITT ID

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If you cannot find the materials you need from Get It! or E-Z Borrow, try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)!  You can order books or articles through this service, that will again be delivered to you for free.

ILL services are available to Pitt students, staff and faculty with a valid Pitt ID and Pitt computing account

• Articles usually arrive within 4 days and will be downloadable from your list of requests 
• Loans usually arrive within 2 weeks and will be visible from your account in PITTCat once they arrive
• Loan periods and renewals vary depending on the lending institution
• Loans can be picked up and returned at any ULS library
• Overdue fines are $1 per day per item, with no grace period
• A one-time user registration is required before making an ILL request.  You will not need to re-enter personal information every time you make a request
 

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