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Options for Requesting Materials

Students, faculty, and staff can place requests for physical items (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.) for pickup, mail delivery or digitization using the QuickFind system.  View our Quick Find guide for help using Quick Find. Requests can be made in Quick Find for items from the Archer, Luther, Campion, and First Nations University Libraries.

Placing a Request to Pick Up a Physical Item

  1. Find the item that you want in Quick Find and log in using your username and password. 
    logging in using username and password
  2. To place a hold request to pick up an item, click "Request"
    select request
  3. Indicate your preferred pick up location. For mail delivery choose “Home Address” and then enter your mailing address in the “Comment” field. Please note: mail delivery is only available for non-Regina addresses.
    request form
  4. You will receive an email notification when your request is available for pick up.  Please note that patrons are limited to 10 active hold requests on their library accounts.

Placing a Digitization Request

For digitization requests of print material you will be emailed a scanned pdf copy of the requested content (restrictions apply). Digitization requests for video material is only available to Faculty for Reading Lists (more information is available here).

  1. Find the item that you want in Quick Find and log in using your username and password. 
  2. To place a hold request to pick up an item, click "Digitization"
    selecting digitization
  3. Enter the required information that identifies your request and then agree to the statement at the bottom of the form. Please note that copyright restrictions limit the size of digitization requests. Learn more about fair dealing and copyright here. 
    digitization request form
  4. For digitization requests of physical copies of journals click “Digitization” and then enter the required pages. If the issue that you want isn’t listed, then click “Digitize Other Issue” and enter the required information to identify your request on the form which follows.
    the first step in placing a digitization request for a print journal digitization request form for a print journal

Pickup Instructions

When you receive your pickup notification, your materials will be available in the book locker for 7 days, after which time they will be discharged and returned to the library collection.

When the book lockers are full, then all overflow hold requests will be available for pick up from inside the Library.

Turnaround Time

  • Hold requests are processed by staff from Monday through Friday. Turnaround time for all requests will depend on the availability of the requested item. Materials from the federated college libraries may take a day or two longer than other items. Due to potential shipping delays, we cannot provide a delivery estimate for mail requests.

  • The estimated turnaround time for print digitization requests is 48 hours assuming the items are available.

Please note

  • Due to copyright restrictions, we cannot accept student requests to digitize commercial textbooks.  If you are an instructor, please contact your subject librarian and they can assist you with course materials.
  • Please be aware that most commercial textbook publishers do not allow libraries to purchase or license electronic textbooks, so in many cases we cannot provide electronic access to those materials.
  • For more information about what is permitted under copyright, please refer to the U of R's Fair Dealing guidelines