Requesting a Book Found on WorldCat

Items listed in the WorldCat.org interface can be requested via the following methods:

 

  1. Use the CSU Stanislaus version of WorldCat.org (http://csustan.worldcat.org), view a specific title and then click  Find It! via the CSU Stanislaus Library.  (This works for CSU Stanislaus users either on-campus or off-campus).
  2. For the "plain" version of WorldCat.org (pages listed as  www.worldcat.org, not csustan.worldcat.org):
    1. On-campus computers viewing the "plain" (www.worldcat.org) version, go to the full record of a specific title and use the Find the text via the Library link.  more info
    2. Off-campus computers viewing the "plain" (www.worldcat.org) version, either go to the CSU Stanislaus version or note the desired information (author, title, publication information), and search the University Library.  more info

 


Request an item while viewing the CSU Stanislaus version of WorldCat.org

 

  1.  Access the CSU Stanislaus version of WorldCat.org  (on campus or off-campus)
  2.  Search for desired topics or terms, and then view the full record of a desired title (click on the title of a book)
  3.  Within the full record of an item (e.g.. only that item information is displayed, not a list of results), click on the Find It! button (placed under either "Find a copy in the Library" or "Find a copy online.")

  Find It! via the CSU Stanislaus Library

 

This "Find It!" link should lead to a menu indicating whether the book is available in the University Library, a link to request it via our quick Link+ service, or a link to request it via Interlibrary Loan.  For items not owned by CSU Stanislaus, users will need to login with appropriate campus credentials (Warrior Card # for Link+, campus username for ILL) to submit a request for the item.

 

 

To Access CSU Stanislaus version of WorldCat

Go straight to http://csustan.worldcat.org

 -OR-   Use a link from the Library’s website (http://library.csustan.edu) under Books or Databases A-Z

 -OR-   If coming from on-campus and you visit a worldcat.org address, you should be prompted to choose the CSU Stan version or the “plain version” :   

 

Choose a version of WorldCat.org (Stanislaus or plain version)

 


Viewing the "plain" version of WorldCat  (www.worldcat.org) while using an on-campus computer or network:  

While viewing a  plain "www.worldcat.org” screen using an on-campus computer, the full record for an item should display the choices displayed below. (The Find the text via the Library text should link to a request form for items not owned by the University Library).

Find the text via the Library choice for connections to WorldCat from campus IPs

 


 

Plain version of WorldCat.org  (www.worldcat.org) from an off-campus computer:

Currently, there is no easy way request a book via CSU Stanislaus from a “plain” www.worldcat.org record.  (The recommended, best way is to use the  CSU Stanislaus version of WorldCat.org version instead).

  • To see if the University Library owns a book:

Under Find a copy in the librarylook for CSU Stanislaus.  (You may need to change the location to zip code 95382).

  • To link to CSU Stanislaus services:

Under Nearby Libraries, look for CSU Stanislaus.  (If not listed, scroll to the bottom, select Find More Libraries, and enter 95382 for the zip code.)

  • To automatically link to CSU Stanislaus Library web pages:

Create a personal account for WorldCat.org, and list CSU Stanislaus as one of your favorite libraries.

This "favorites" option will link to general CSU Stanislaus Library pages, but not a specific request form.