Request Books, DVDs, Streaming Media and more from Healey Library

Library Requests Form

Library Requests Form

Please use the form below to request Healey Library resources and services. While we cannot promise immediate fulfillment, you can be sure that we will track your requests and provide materials as soon as they become available. Remember, too, that our campus discovery portal, UMBrella gives you direct access to hundreds of thousands of online journals, databases, e-books and streaming media, and that the Healey Library News Updates Page offers current information about our services and resources. Please contact with questions or concerns.

About You

Please use your UMB.EDU address!
Your Role at UMB (check all that apply) *


After you select a services category below the appropriate fields will appear for your request. You may request multiple items in your request in this category.
I want to... (check one) *

Other requests

Archival Materials Requests

Recommendation for books and films be purchased (other than for course reserves)

General Scanning Request for articles or book chapters in Healey's collections

Field description (Please note that scanning entire books may not be possible, or may be delayed, depending on the length of the book and the library's staffing levels and queues.)
Does Healey Library currently own this resource?
Required field. Use UMBrella to look up this book and copy the Call Number:
Is this for Course Reserves?

Request Items for Course Reserves (to be purchased and/or scanned)

Use this form to submit requests for materials to go on course reserves, including books/ebooks, DVDs and electronic resources needed for Blackboard.

View library owned content and subscriptions in UMBrella:

Items that are not owned will be reviewed for acquisition, and will take 2-4 weeks to be made available if purchased. If there is no electronic version of a resource available, we will work with you to determine whether parts of a physical book or DVD resource may be digitized.

NOTE: If you have a number of course reserves items to request you may fill in the Course information on this form, and then upload a file that includes all of the information about the books or films needed. Be sure to include all of the item information to ensure that your request is not delayed.

Semester(s) Needed
Book or film media?
Use UMBrella to look up this book and copy the Call Number:
If provided via a streaming platform, how long do these materials need to be available? (This info is needed for licensing purposes.)

Maximum file size: 52.22MB

Borrow a book or DVD from Healey Library collections for curbside pickup

To request library materials for curbside pickup, do NOT use this request form. Instead, use UMBrella (for items owned by Healey Library) or interlibrary loan (ILL) for items that Healey Library does not own.

Go to UMBrella to find the book or DVD you want in the Library's catalog.

You will see that there is now a direct link within the UMBrella record to place a hold for curbside pickup of any loanable books or DVDs in the library's collections. The new option in the item record is labeled "Request Options: Place hold for pickup".

Don't forget to sign in when you get to UMBrella, in order to take advantage of this campus service!

Maximum file size: 52.22MB

Maximum file size: 52.22MB

Maximum file size: 52.22MB

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Updates from UMass Boston's Healey Library