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Instructions for requesting Library materials for pick-up.


Library Borrowing Policies 2024

Many textbooks are available for the whole quarter, but some are checked out for shorter periods of time. When you search for Reserves in the catalog, pay attention to the location of the item under "Get It" in the record. It will tell you how long the item may be kept.

Items with a location of Reserves Quarter, Italian Textbooks, Videos, or any of the General Collection locations can be requested online. All other locations are first come, first served.

Academic Reserves Same Day, 1 Day, 3 Days, 7 Days, 21 Days, Quarter No Renewals
General Collection (2nd Floor, Picture Books, Audiobooks, Oversized, DeCillis Collection) 3 Weeks 3 renewals if no requests (maximum 12 week checkout)
Videos 1 Week 3 renewals if no requests (maximum 4 week checkout)

For more information, please visit the Library loan polices webpage.

Library Hours for Spring Quarter 2024, April 7 - June 28

Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Closed Fridays & Weekends

Open Friday June 28th for Material Returns Only


Important Information for Requesting Items Online:

  • Online requests will open the Sunday before the first day of the Quarter. For Spring 2024, requests will open April 7th.
  • The Library will process your request within one business day if the item is available and not checked out or on hold for another person. The wait time for materials that are not currently available will vary.
  • If the item you need says it is on hold already, place your request anyway. There is a chance that the person who originally requested it will not pick it up, and you may still be able to get it.
  • When your request is processed, you will receive an email notification that your item is available for pickup. 
    • Items can be held for one business day. For example, if you receive your notification on Monday, the item can be picked up during open hours Monday or Tuesday.
    • If you need more time to pick up your items, contact us at the De Anza Library Helpdesk. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

How To Request

How to Request Library Materials

            Library Webpage view

              Library Catalog View

  • To request laptops, tablets, or calculators, use the links in the box to the right in this guide. Then proceed to the login step.
    • Each student may check out only one type of laptop or tablet at a time.
  • If you are searching for a textbook for your class, select the "Course Reserves" tab. If you want to search the other collections, select the tab that matches what you are looking for.
  • To search for course textbooks, you may use any of the following information:
    • Course ID (example: MATH 1A)
    • Instructor Name
    • Title and/or Author
    • ISBN
  • The next page will show your search results:


  • Click the title link of the item you are interested in. Be sure to double-check the edition, and the length of time the item can be checked out. In this example, you can see this Calculus book is "Library Reserves 1 Day". This means it may be kept for one full day. 
  • Click the Sign In link in the banner under "Get It":


  • Click on "Students, Faculty, and Staff" in the popup box:


  • Enter your MyPortal credentials on the next screen. You will be taken back to the catalog once you are logged in.
  • You will now see a "Request" link under "Get It":

  • Click the link. A Request form will open:

  • Click "Send Request". You will see the following message when your request is successfully placed:






Links for Laptops, Tablets, and Calculators

To request laptops, tablets, or calculators, use the links below to take a shortcut to the catalog record. Then sign in to your Library account and click the Request link (see How to Request instructions)