UDC librarians provide reference and research support at both the Van Ness and 801 North Capitol street library locations.
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Here's how you can get help from UDC librarians:
The Circulation Desk is open and staffed whenever the library is open. Currently, it is located in the Van Ness library in Building 71, 3rd Floor.
Circulation technicians are able to assist you with borrowing and returning books and DVDs. It is also the pickup location for items requested via CLS or ILL, and for items that professors have placed on Reserve.
Since the UDC Library is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), UDC students, faculty, and staff can borrow materials from libraries the other WRLC member schools. You may request that items be delivered to the UDC Library for you to pick up at the Circulation Desk. You may not request materials that UDC owns unless the UDC copy is checked out, lost, or missing.
CLS is ONLY for print books. Articles are not available through CLS.
Step-by-Step Instructions for CLS Requests:
These items may be renewed online through My Library Account. You will need to choose the item’s home library from the dropdown at the top. When you are finished with materials they may be returned to any WRLC library.
Interlibrary Loan is for items, books or articles, not available at UDC or via Consortium Loan Service (CLS).
To request a book or article using Interlibrary Loan (ILL):
Note: There is no time guarantee for ILL requests. While they can be pretty fast, we can't make any promises, so plan ahead and request early.
Log into your My Library Account using your UDC email and password to:
UDC students, faculty, and staff should log in as "External Users."
The library's lost and found is located at the Circulation Desk, Building 71, 3rd Floor.