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Request Items from the Library

Request books, brochures and serials online


  • Open the catalogue (
  • Start your search and find the item you want
  • Click the "Request" button (next to the call number)


  • “Your List of Requests” now appears at the bottom right corner


  • There’s a maximum of 3 items per request, but you may submit multiple requests.
  • Click the "Submit" button
    NB Clear the list by clicking on “Remove all”, remove an item by clicking on the “X”


  • A new tab will open with a reservation form and an overview of your selected items
  • Complete the Reservation Form
    NB don’t forget to mention the year volume/issue in case you want a serial
  • Select the date of your visit (default is the current day until 4 p.m.)
  • Retype the two words at the bottom of the form
  • Click the “Reserve” button

NB if you can’t read the words, try a new captcha by clicking the icon


  • You'll get an email confirming your request
  • The item(s) will be ready for you to consult in the reading room  with a copy of the request form
  • When you return an item, please enclose the request form too
  • See also: Rules concerning Consultation

the "Add to Request List" button fails to appear:

  • the item may be a visual document (photo, poster, etc.).
    > digitized images (low resolution scans) of materials are displayed in the catalogue. Original material can be consulted by appointment only.
  • the item was already reserved:
    > the text " Item already reserved, please contact" appears
  • the item can't be consulted due to restrictions on use
    > the text "Item not reservable" appears.

the text "Item not found" appears:

  • Click the Refresh button or press the F5 key