How to Request an Item from the CSCU Consortium (Updated October 2023)

  1. Sign into CentralSearch using your student, staff, or faculty credentials.
  2. Do a Search for the item. You can use the title, author, or subject to search for the item.
  3. Choose “CSCU Library Consortium” scope to search for items in the entire consortium. Then click on the blue Search box.
  4. Click on the title of the item you would like to request.
  5. In the item record, scroll down to “Get it.” Make sure the item is not available (or not in place) at CCSU.  If it is available from CCSU, you may either pull it from the stacks, or click the button:  REQUEST FROM CCSU to have staff pull it for you and hold it at the Circulation desk.
  6. If the item is not at CCSU, click the button:  REQUEST FROM ANOTHER LIBRARY .”  The library will send us the book
  7. Select the Pickup Institution. It will automatically default to CCSU, but it can be changed to another University or College library in the CSCU Consortium.
  8. Indicate Not Needed After Date if desired.
  9. Click on “Request.”
  10. You will receive an e-mail when the item has arrived at the Pickup Institution/Library. It usually takes two to three business days to have an item sent this way.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *