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Find and Request An Item

A comprehensive guide for quick and easy ways to find and request an item.

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Looking for a BOOK, a DVD, an ARTICLE, or a JOURNAL?

The library offers a variety of services to help you find books, articles, journals, and other items you may need. You can also find your article when all you have is the citation or part of it (article title, author, and/or journal name). Citation Lookup searches all of Adelphi University Libraries’ vast collection of online journals for access to full text. Below are quick and easy ways to request an item:

If you are looking to find or request a BOOK or DVD, please start with STEP 1.

If you are looking to find or request an ARTICLE, please start with STEP 2.

If you are looking to find a specific JOURNAL, please use the Journal Titles tab on the library homepage.

STEP 1: Adelphi Collection


Search our library catalog (OneSearch). 

Materials in Garden City, Manhattan or Hauppauge are requestable. 

Please note: Items in Hudson Valley Center are not requestable.


There are three ways to request items that we have in our collection:


1) Physical Hold Request: You can place a hold request through OneSearch and select to have the book made available for pick up at either the Swirbul Library or Manhattan Center location.


2) Home Delivery options are now available when requesting materials in OneSearch. 

Please include your shipping address in the comment section of your request. 

There are no fees associated with this service.


3) Partial Digitization of physical items is also available.

Please make sure to include the pages you would like digitized in your request. 

Please note: Due to copyright law, we are unable to complete requests for FULL digitizations of materials.

We are able to digitize up to 10% of a work not exceeding two chapters.


If your search of our collection came back unsuccessful, please proceed to STEP 2Interlibrary Borrowing.

STEP 2: Interlibrary Borrowing


Please fill out the Interlibrary Borrowing form and we will request the item from another library.

Please note: You will need to provide the citation information of the material you are looking for (ex. Title, Author, Year, ISSN/ISBN #, Pages etc.)

You will be notified via email when your request is available. Articles will be emailed in PDF format.

All requests are subject to availability.