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Getting Things From Storage

  • Items in storage appear in PITTCat and PittCat+ with Library Collections Storage Unit as the location
  • Pitt students, faculty, staff and special borrowers can obtain stored material by submitting a request through PITTCat
  • Books and other materials requested from storage can be delivered to any University of Pittsburgh library (faculty, you can have books delivered to your Pittsburgh Campus office)
  • Deliveries are made daily, except on weekends or holidays
  • Journal articles are sent via email as PDFs


To place a request:
  1. Search for the item in PITTCat+and click through to the full record (you'll be redirected to PITTCat Classic)
  2. In PITTCat Classic, click the Get it! link at the top of the page
  3. Enter your University Computing Account (email) username and password and click the Login button
  4. You will see a Requests Menu listing the types of requests
  5. Select Get it! from the drop down menu
  6. Click the OK button
  7. Follow the instructions on the request form. Be sure provide building name and room number
  8. Click on the Submit Request button
  9. You can check the status of book requests by looking at the Request Information section of My Library Record

Availability of service may vary during holiday and interim periods.