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How Do I Get That? - For SEAS Faculty

The Penn Library system has several different services designed to help you get the information you need. Use this guide to help you get your information as quickly as possible; the most efficient options are listed in bold face.

1. The book I want is at another campus library.

Walk over to the library and check out the book.

or

Request that the book be sent to the library most convenient for you.

  • Look the book up in Franklin and go to the screen for the book's record. Click on Place Request at the top of the screen.
  • Log in, using your last name and your barcode, the last ten digits of your PENNCard.
  • Select "Get from Storage or a Penn Library."

2. The book I want is at LIBRA.

Request that the book be sent to the library most convenient for you. Follow the directions given in #1

3. The book I want is charged to another user.

Check to see if Drexel University owns the book you want.

  • Check Drexel's online catalog, located at http://innopac.library.drexel.edu/
  • If Drexel does own your book,as a Penn faculty member you can obtain a free courtesy borrower's card at Drexel. The W. W. Hagerty Library is located at 33rd and Market Streets.
or

Search for the book on BorrowDirect+.
or

Recall the book from the patron who has it.
  • Look the book up in Franklin. From the book's record, click on Place Request at the top of the screen.
  • Log in, using your last name and your barcode, the last ten digits of your PENNCard.
  • Select "Recall from current borrower".

4. The University of Pennsylvania doesn't have the book I want.

Check to see if Drexel owns the book you want. Follow the directions given in #3

or

Search for the book on BorrowDirect+. Follow the directions given in #3

or

Request the book from Interlibrary Loan by filling in the form at http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/125514/1

5. I want an ARTICLE from a journal or conference proceedings, or a PATENT.

Send e-mail to engrdoc@seas.upenn.edu with the citation. The Engineering Library will take care of the details to obtain and deliver the document to you.

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