How do I request a book?

  • Click FIND & REQUEST on the left hand side.
  • Click REQUEST:

  • Complete the fields in the Find and Request menu including the pickup location.
  • Choose a date for the Not needed after field which is the latest date that you are interested in reading this item
  • Click REQUEST


  • A confirmation message will be displayed
  • You will receive an email once your item is ready for collection.
  • You can monitor your requests on your account by selecting My Requests from the drop down menu:

  • Users CANNOT ​request items to be picked up from the same location as the home library e.g. any books housed at the HO library cannot be requested to be picked up at the Enquiry Desk on Level D (Exceptions are Distance Learners)
  • We do not offer a retrieval service between the Physical Sciences Library and the Hugh Owen Library (you can still return items to either library) 
  • Users CANNOT ​request  Journals (Periodicals held in the Library), Theses or Reference Material
Contact for this page:
Information Services, Aberystwyth University, Hugh Owen Library, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ
Tel: 01970 62 2400 Email: