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Borrowing & Lending: Access Services

Access Services

Lending DeskAccess Services' purpose is to facilitate access to University Libraries systems, services, materials, and information to the DU, local, and global community. We provide access to these resources through Circulation, Course Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, and Stacks Maintenance at the Jordan & Essie Perlmutter & Family Lending Services Desk.

Borrowing Privileges

Requesting an Item

The resources and services of University Libraries are developed and maintained primarily for members of the University of Denver community. All DU students, faculty, and staff have unrestricted access to collections and services as well as a range of borrowing privileges. A valid University ID is required to borrow material from the Library. The Main Library is open to the public, and the faculty, staff, and students of other institutions under certain conditions. Please see the information below for details.

The Lending Desk is located at the south end of the Anderson Academic Commons (main level) and we are open every hour the Main Library is open.

Circulation

Lending Desk staff can assist you with checking in/out, renewing, or requesting Library materials, paying fines, lost & found items, and questions about Circulation processes and policies.  You may also:

*Visitors please call 303-871-3707.

Reserves
  • Get course reserve materials.
  • Place materials on Reserve.
  • Ask questions about Course Reserves processes and policies.

You can also access the following Reserves services online:

  • View your electronic reserves.
  • View availability of materials on Physical Reserves.
  • Request reserves for your course. (Faculty only).
Stacks Maintenance
  • Place a hold on an unavailable book.
  • Request a trace for a missing book.
  • Ask questions about Stacks Maintenance processes and policies.
Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is an international service in which library materials are made available from one library to another and ultimately to the designated library users to meet their information needs.

To view your ILL account, request material, renew material*, or view an electronically-received article:

Logon to your ILL account

More information on Interlibrary Loan services may be found here.

*Renewals dependent on lending library's policies.

The Access Services Mission is to:

  • Serve as first point of contact for information and welcome University Libraries patrons.
  • Promote a safe and pleasant environment conducive to study and research.
  • Communicate and collaborate within the Access team and across the University Libraries to support the mission of the University Libraries.
  • Fulfill our purpose through the efforts and expertise of the Circulation, Course Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, and Stacks Maintenance Units.