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Library Delivery Services

Atkins Library offers multiple services to provide you with the materials that you need for your research.  

Interlibrary Loan

UNC Charlotte faculty, staff, and students can request items that are not available in our collection.  Please provide the complete citation information for the item you are requesting.

Click here to login to your Interlibrary Loan Account

Article and Book Chapter Delivery

UNC Charlotte faculty, staff, and students can request any article from the library's print and microfilm periodical collections be scanned and sent to their Interlibrary Loan accounts without leaving their office or home! With this service, eligible patrons can:

  • Request any article (up to 30 pages) from the library's print periodical collection.
  • Request any article (up to 20 pages) from the library's microfilm and microfiche collection
  • Have it scanned and sent to their Interlibrary Loan account.
  • Most articles should be received within 24 hours on weekdays.

Click here to login to your Interlibrary Loan Account.

Book Retrieval

UNC Charlotte Students can now use the "Request Item" button feature within the catalog to request that a book be held for you at the Circulation desk at either the Atkins or the Architecture Library.  Once you click this button and login to your library account, you will be able to easily request the book to be retrieved. Once the book has been requested online, library staff will retrieve the book and the student may pick it up at the circulation desk located by the main entrance of the library. Online requests are retrieved regularly, at 11AM, 1PM and 2AM, during the spring and fall semesters. The service is available during the summer sessions as well, but limited to one daily retrieval.  Some guidelines for the book retrieval service are:

  • If an item is Available  we will pull the book from the shelves and you will be notified when the item is ready.
  • If an item is Checked out or Unavailable your request will be processed with the item is returned.
  • Requests submitted on Friday night, Saturday or Sunday will be processed the following Monday morning.

To place a request, do the following:

  1. Go to the catalog:

  2. Search the catalog, and Click the Request Item button towards the right of the screen when you find an item you want.

  3. After clicking the "Request Item" button, you will login to your library account

  4. After logging in, select the pick up location, and click on the "submit" button

  5. You will be notified through your UNCC email account when the item is ready for pickup.

  6. These items are automatically held at the Circulation Desk for 7 days for pick up.

Book Retrieval - Disability Services

As noted above, Atkins Library offers a book retrieval service. This service reduces, if not eliminates, the need to use the elevators in the library or to navigate through the stacks. The retrieval service is offered for all books and is available to any student who wishes to utilize the service. Along with the online service, students can request books in person at the circulation desk or by asking one of the library staff

eBooks for Students

Atkins Library is proud to provide to our students with a limited number of ebooks and supplemental readings for your courses. Please click here for student ebook access.

eBooks for Faculty
Atkins Library is proud to provide our faculty with a database of course adoption titles that are available in eBook format.  Please click here for faculty ebook access.