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Library Research Overview: Request or Renew

This libguide is one-stop shopping for all your basic library how-tos.

Placing a Request

What if the item I want is not available?

A book or DVD at any of the TCC campus libraries may be delivered to any other campus library by simply requesting it through our online catalog. This is called an inter-campus loan request (ICL). Typically books are delivered within 1-2 days, and you will receive an email to your TCC email address when it is available to pick up.

You can also use the ICL request to put a book or movie on hold at your own campus library IF it is already checked out to someone else. When the item is returned, it will be held for you to check it out next. You will receive an email to your TCC email address when it is available to pick up.

NOTE: There is no guarantee that checked-out items will be returned before your paper is due.

Renew Materials

calendar with number 10 circled and "deadline" written beneath date

How do I renew items I have checked out?

Materials may be renewed once online before the original due date. If your books and movies are already overdue, or if they have already been renewed once, you should bring them to your campus library to renew in person.


Checkout Policies:
In most cases, books check out for 3 weeks at a time.  DVDs are checked out for 1 week.  There are certain times in the semester when the checkout period may be less than 3 weeks. Check with the Circulation Desk at your campus library for more information.

How to...

To place a request for an item at another campus or an item that is currently checked out:

  1. Locate the item you want in the library catalog, and click on the title.
  2. Under Item Locations, click Sign in.
  3. Sign in using your WebAdvisor username and password.
  4. Next to CAMPUS LOCATIONS, click Request.
  5. Choose your campus under Pickup Location. If your campus is not listed, then the item is already on your campus. You can simply go to your campus library and check it out!
  6. If you have a deadline, choose a date in the Not Needed After drop down list.
  7. Enter any comments for the librarians, if needed.
  8. Click the REQUEST button.
  9. You will be notified by email when your item is ready to be picked up.

How to...

To renew books and movies online:

  1. Begin at the library homepage:
  2. Click on My Library Account in the top menu.
  3. Sign in using your WebAdvisor username and password.
  4. Click on Loans or VIEW ALL LOANS.
  5. Select the RENEW option next to an item you would like to renew, or select RENEW ALL from the top of the list.