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 Place a hold, recall, or request for this item and follow the directions based on format

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 the Holds/Recalls/Requests at the right of the page.
  4. Enter your Campus-Wide ID and Last Name. Click Login.
  5. Select Annex – Request printed materials. The “number available phrase” tells you how many remaining items you may check out.
  6. If you want a book, choose Select an Item. If you want a journal, choose Select an Item, then select the appropriate volume from the pull down menu or you may enter it manually in the form.
  7. Select the pick-up location. This is where you will pick up the item.
  8. Enter your Campus-Wide ID.
  9. Choose Submit Request.
  10. If your request is successful, you will see a message that “Your Request Was Successful.” If the request was not successful, you will get a message that your request failed.

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 the Holds/Recalls/Requests on the right of the page.
  4. Enter your Campus-Wide ID and Last Name. Click Login.
  5. Select Annex-Request EDelivery of article.
  6. Enter the citation information into the appropriate field.
  7. If you don’t have a complete citation, enter as much as you have and put N/A in any field unfilled in.
  8. Be sure to reenter you CWID and provide a valid email address.
  9. Choose Submit Request.
  10. If your request is successful, you will see a message that “Your Request Was Successful.” If the request was not successful, you will get a message that your request failed.

Note: Do not enter the text into the Comment box that wraps the information. Even though it appears in the box it does not show up in the request. If you have to, use hard return.

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