Get It 4 Me
Online and distance students can now request physical books owned by the library for delivery by mail - we cannot borrow items from other libraries, or provide scans of articles or book chapters at this time. To request an item, fill out and submit the Get It 4 Me request form. Items will be mailed out every Friday. Please expect at least 3-10 days for delivery.
Get It 4 Me is a library service that can help you easily access the resources you need. After you place a request, you will receive an email or text notification when your item is ready to read or pick up. If you need help locating an item, you can call the library at 1-800-846-4085 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students, faculty, and staff can use Get It 4 Me to:
Request a print book, article, or DVD that the library doesn’t own
If you need an item that the library doesn’t own, request it through Get It 4 Me and we will borrow it from another library for you. Houston, RGV, and online students MUST specify a pickup location (“mail to my home address”) in the request form.
We will make every effort to get the item for you, however, some items may not be possible to get through interlibrary loan due to publisher restrictions, etc.
Estimated Time to Receive Materials: 3 to 10 days (allow an additional 3 days to have items mailed to Houston, RGV, or a home address for online students)
Checkout Time: The due date will be set by the library that owns the item
Request a copy of an article that is only available in print
Houston, RGV, and online students can request a PDF copy of an article that is only available in print at the physical library.
Estimated Time to Receive Materials: up to 2 working days
Checkout Time: PDF copies are available to read or download for 30 days
Request to have a book or DVD that the library owns mailed to you
Houston, RGV, and online students can request items from the library’s collection and we will mail them directly to you. We’ll include a prepaid mailing label you can use to return the item to us later.
Estimated Time to Receive Materials: 3 to 10 days (delivery times can vary depending on USPS service delays)
Checkout Time: Items will be due back on the last day of the semester or after 15 weeks, whichever comes first.
Get It 4 Me is FREE in most cases. If the lender is going to charge a fee, the library will contact you first before borrowing the item.
If a lender charges fines because an item is overdue, lost, or damaged, you will be responsible for paying the charges.
Students with overdue fines in excess of $10 will need to clear their account before they can use Get It 4 Me.
Some items cannot be requested through Get It 4 Me. These include:
- A PDF copy of an entire book, ebook, or journal
- An entire journal issue
- Items on reserve
You can submit up to 10 requests per day.
Read the library’s FAQs for more information on Get It 4 Me.