WSU Tri-Cities

Max E. Benitz Memorial Library

Guidelines for submitting e-mail requests

E-mail requests are for remote use by currently employed WSU faculty and staff, currently enrolled students, and by current Temporary Borrowers of the WSU Libraries. Requests not having a current WSU ID Number will not be processed.

Temporary Borrowers are members of the general public who do not otherwise have an active WSU ID number and have been assigned one for a year. An application is filled out requiring photo ID. The assigned ID number must be renewed at the end of a year. Formerly assigned, inactive WSU ID numbers will be activated by this procedure.

A Document Delivery service provides items requested from other WSU Libraries. Document Delivery is provided free to all eligible users as described below.

The Interlibrary Loan service provides items requested from libraries outside the WSU and SUMMIT (WA and OR) systems.

There may be charges for some Interlibrary Loan requests when materials cannot be borrowed without incurring a fee. Overdue fines may also be charged by some lending libraries.

Temporary Borrowers may request items on Document Delivery from other WSU Libraries for $10.00 an item. However, by becoming annual members of the Friends of the Library at the Library Tower Level of $100 or above, Temporary Borrowers may request Document Delivery items for free for one year. Those whose family are already giving to the WSU Foundation may have free Document Delivery without joining the Friends.

Document Delivery is free for WSU faculty, currently enrolled students, and staff.

Temporary Borrowers may not order Interlibrary Loans.

Read the instructions shown below before sending the e-mail request.

The WSU Tri-Cities Request Order Forms

  • Griffin must be checked before attempting to send the e-mail request. Use Griffin to determine campus location, library, and call number. You may copy and paste from Griffin to the e-mail.
  • Check WSU Tri-Cities Periodical List and Leona, the Hanford Technical Library catalog before ordering articles.
  • Only complete e-mail requests will be processed.
  • Only e-mail requests with currently active WSU ID Numbers will be processed.
  • WSU items generally arrive in the Benitz Library within 1 - 7 days.
  • Notice is sent out by mail when books arrive.
  • Call 509-372-7303 to see if articles have arrived.
  • Order only one item per e-mail request.

All e-mail requests should be sent to lib-req@tricity.wsu.edu. Include in this e-mail your name, WSU ID number, affiliation with WSU (resident faculty, adjunct faculty, grad student, undergrad student, staff, friend of the library, ect.), and home and work phone.

The rest of the information that must be included depends upon the type of request you are making. Find the type of request you want below and include all the elements listed there in the e-mail. Please note that incomplete forms will not be processed.

WSU Article:
Campus Location of Item:
Library Location:
Call Number:
Name of Journal:
Author of Article:
Article Title:
Volume:
Issue No.:
Month:
Year:
Pages:
ISSN:
Current Journal? (y/n)
Is this article on microfiche/film? (y/n)

WSU Book:
Campus Location of Item:
Library Location:
Call Number:
Title of Book:
Author of Book:
Publisher:
Copyright:
ISBN:
Is this book checked out? (y/n)
Date Due (if checked out):

Interlibrary Loan Article Request:
Call Number:
Name of Journal:
Author of Article:
Article Title:
Volume:
Issue No.:
Month:
Year:
Pages:
ISSN:
What library is it in (if known)?
Are you willing to pay for items ordered outside the WSU system? (y/n)
Maximum you are willing to pay:

Interlibrary Loan Book Request:
Call Number:
Title of Book:
Author of Book:
Publisher:
Copyright:
ISBN:
What library is it in (if known)?
Are you willing to pay for items ordered outside the WSU system? (y/n)
Maximum you are willing to pay:

Also, try out our online forms.

Services

Available Max E. Benitz Memorial Library Periodicals

Consolidated Libraries Current Periodicals List

Griffin Online Catalog

Notice: Warning Concerning Copyright Violation Restrictions: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, USC) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified by law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy for purpose in excess of fair use, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse a coping order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law.

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