Overview

  • You need to Login to your Library Account to place a borrowing request.
  • Most requests in OMNI come with an offer, specifying the estimated shipping time.
  • Your initial OMNI search will show Carleton holdings and holdings from our 18 Ontario OMNI partner libraries
  • Click on the 'Search Beyond Carleton + OMNI Libraries' to increase who you can request books and articles from.
  • Click on the 'Make a Special Request for an Item not Found' link to submit a request to borrow an item using a blank request form. You may find using WorldCat useful in helping fill out the requested citation information.
  • Submit only one request per item. Duplicate requests for the same item will be cancelled without notification.

*** You may also find this helpful video useful for learning how to request material in OMNI:

Arrival of Material

  • You will receive electronic copies of articles and chapters by email.
  • For print books, users will pick up the item at the location specified in the request.
  • Mail delivery can be arranged by adding your address to the notes field of the request.
  • You are responsible for monitoring the status of your requests via your library account and notifying library.services@carleton.ca of any concerns.
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