The Libraries Annex is a 25,200 sq. ft. facility located off campus that currently houses the following:

  • 680,000 volumes of older, little-used items and/or those items we have electronically
  • 135 microfilm cabinets
  • 19th century newspapers
  • University records

Due to its specialized organization the Annex collection is not open to the public or browsable.

Libraries Annex Service Policy

How to Request an Item from the Libraries Annex

If you begin a search in Scout

  1. Select the item you want
  2. Click the link titled Request This.
  3. Click the link titled Request Item and follow the directions.

Physical Volumes

  1. In the Libraries Catalog, find the record for the item you want.
  2. Make sure the location is “Annex”.
  3. Click on Request Item at the right of the page.
  4. Log into ILLiad. (You may see an error message because you’re not logged in — this can be ignored.)
  5. Choose Doc Delivery – Loan.
  6. Fill out the form with the information you have about the item. If you don’t have a complete citation, enter as much as you have and put N/A in any field unfilled in.
  7. Choose Submit Request.
  8. You should see “Book Request Received” at the top of the screen if all required fields were included.

Electronic Delivery of Journal Articles

  1. In the Libraries Catalog, find the record for the item you want.
  2. Make sure the location is “Annex”.
  3. Click on Request Item on the right of the page.
  4. Log into ILLiad. (You may see an error message because you’re not logged in — this can be ignored.)
  5. Choose Doc Delivery – Copy.
  6. If you don’t have a complete citation, enter as much as you have and put N/A in any field unfilled in.
  7. Choose Submit Request.
  8. You should see “Article Request Received” at the top of the screen if all required fields were included.

Contact the Libraries Annex

The best way to contact someone at the Annex is via email. This allows us to track specialized requests.

When will I receive my items?

Item Type Requested By Will Receive By
Physical Items before 10:00am 11:00am same day
Physical Items 10:00am-2:00pm 3:00pm same day
Electronic Items 7:45am-1:30pm 5:00pm same day
Electronic Items after 1:30pm noon following day