The Technical Library Catalogue Part 3: How to reserve/request items

This blog is part of a series about the catalogue used by The Technical Library. Blogs will include information about who can access the catalogue and how to search it.

  • Navigate to The Technical Library’s website –
  • Click on the Library Catalogue Link on the Home Page.
  • The screen will prompt you for your User ID and password
  • See The Technical Library Catalogue Part 1: Obtaining a User ID and logging onto the catalogue, to find out how become a member of The Technical Library and obtain login details.

Once you have done a search there are several ways to request items from The Technical Library. You need to be logged in so that anything requested/reserved can be identified as coming from you.

Requesting/Reserving an item

  • Request directly one at a time
    1. by clicking on red arrow on LHS and submitting
    2. from full bibliographic record – Reserve/Request at the bottom of the record
  • Selection from hitlist – one at a time or select all – tick in square box next to number
    1. View selection
    2. Email citations
    3. Send to yourself or to Luke (
    4. NB enter your email address so that Luke can identify who sent the request.
    5. Return to hitlist
  • Using the basket
  1. Click on green arrow on RHS
  2. Basket appears on top of screen
  3. Open basket
  4. View selection
  5. Email citations
  6. Send to yourself or to Luke (
  7. NB enter your email address so that Luke can identify who sent the request
  8. Click on basket toggle to empty basket
  9. Click on back arrow to return to hitlist.
  10. To reopen basket click on any green arrow on the RHS.

Saving a search

  1. Click on Save search on top RHS
  2. Box will come up for you to name the search
  3. Saved in ‘Saved Searches’ under My Account tab
  4. To reopen next time, click on name of search. It will run the search again and pick up any new items added to the catalogue since you last ran the search. It does not keep any record of what was edited from the previous search.


  1. To return to catalogue landing page.

This blog is written to promote the products and services of The Technical Library. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome.

Dineo Molebatsi

25th April 2018

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