UTS Library

How to Request Items from the Library Retrieval System (LRS)

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This process is simple:

1. Search the Library Catalogue.

2. Select the item you want. If it's held in the LRS, you will see 'Library Retrieval System' under Location. 

 Screenshot of Library Catalogue

3. Click 'Request from LRS'.

3a. If the LRS item says 'In-transit' it means that it is on its way to the LRS to be stored. Once it is available for request the blue 'Request from LRS' button will appear.

4. Fill in your details, and click Request. You will be notified when the item is ready for collection.

 

 Screenshot of Library Catalogue

Picking up and returning LRS items:

After you have requested an item and it is ready to be collected, you will receive an SMS or email notification.
Items will be held for you for 7 days from this notification.

You may collect the item from the Open Reserve shelves on Level 2 of the Library. Items are sorted on the shelves alphabetically by your surname.

Return LRS items to the return chutes in the Library, Building 1 (Tower) Level 4, and Building 10.

Delivery times for LRS items:

Autumn and Spring sessions

Weekdays Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
Requests made before Available for pickup after Requests made before Available for pickup after
7am 9am 9am 11am
9am 11am 11am 1pm
11am 1pm 1pm 3pm
1pm 3pm 3pm 5pm
3pm 5pm    
5pm 7pm    
7pm 9pm    
Requests made after 7pm will be available for pick-up the following morning when the Library opens. Requests made after 3pm will be available for pick-up the following morning when the Library opens.

 

Summer session and session breaks

Monday - Thursday Friday Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
Requests made before Available for pickup after Requests made before Available for pickup after Requests made before Available for pickup after
7am 9am 8am 9pm 2:30pm 3:30pm
9am 11am 10am 11am    
11am 1pm 12pm 1pm    
1pm 3pm 2pm 3pm    
3pm 5pm 4pm 5pm    
6pm 7pm        
Requests made after 6pm will be available for pick-up the following morning when the Library opens. Requests made after 5pm will be available for pick-up the following morning when the library opens. Requests made after 2:30pm will be available for pick-up the following morning when the Library opens.

 

For more information about the LRS, please contact Marisa Rodriguez

Comments

I understand  how the system

Student's picture
Student, 3 years ago

I understand  how the system currently works. I am suggesting an improvement so that a phone call or visit or other non-automatic process is not necessary. Apart from any inconvenience to the user, surely the phonecall/visit method uses up valuable staff time.

LRS items indicating that

UTS Library's picture
UTS Library, 3 years ago

LRS items indicating that they are 'In transit' or 'On loan" cannot be placed on hold via our Catalogue. You can come to the Loans and Enquiries Desk or call us on 9514 3666 to arrange a hold on that item.

It doesn't appear to be

Student's picture
Student, 3 years ago

It doesn't appear to be possible to place an order/reservation for an item 'in transit' using the usual request process. It would be a lot more convenient to be able to do this similarly to the usual loan request process for items that are already checked out and are put on hold when they return to circulation. I think we all understand that these books aren't going to be available immediately if they are in transit - that's not the problem. I would just like to have things when they are available again - with all the wonders of technology, why do users have to inconveniently keep checking to see if a book has finally made it into the LRS system before it can be requested?

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