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Intercampus Book Transfers

To make a request, you must be a current UHCL student.

After clicking on the request link, you will be directed to a login page. Use your PCLAB login and password. Example: pclab\jonest1234. Use the ID Lookup Tool to find your username if needed. Use the Reset Password tool if you forgot your password.

Be sure to enter your UHCL email address, library barcode, and a current phone number on your account page. What's my UHCL Library Barcode?

If you are unable to log in during business hours, please call 281-283-3906 for assistance (Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

If you are unable to log in outside of business hours, please email your ILL requests to

Request a Book or Article

 NOTE: Requests submitted after 9 a.m. on Fridays are not processed until Monday morning.
To verify your just submitted requests go to the "Review your Requests" tab in your ClioWeb account and then choose "just placed requests" from the drop down menu.
To request a renewal for an ILL book:
  • log in to your ClioWeb account
  • Click "View Your Requests"
  • Click on the "Send Renewal Requests" button under each eligible book record
If you need a renewal for an ILL book, please request it 3 days BEFORE THE DUE DATE. Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library. Your account will be updated when the response has been received from the lender.
Interlibrary loan service is available to UHCL students. Only materials not owned by Neumann Library may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Titles that are prescribed as course textbooks at UHCL will not be requested through ILL.

If your affiliation is with another UH campus or area college or university, please use the interlibrary loan services at your home institution's library.
Procedure for Requesting Material
  • Click on the "Request a Book or Article" link above
  • Log in to your ClioWeb account
  • Click the button for New Book or New Article Request
  • Fill out the required fields on each form. Please add any additional information that may assist in locating your requested item.
Interlibrary Loan requests cannot be accepted by telephone. Check with a Reference Librarian (281-283-3910) or a member of the Interlibrary Loan staff (281-283-3906) if you have any questions. The library does not process requests for patrons who have overdue materials.
Delivery of Materials
The length of time it takes to receive materials depends upon the shipping method employed by the lending library. Most libraries now send articles electronically, but other shipping methods may take up to a couple of weeks. On average, please allow a minimum of ten days to receive items requested. Books and copies of journal articles usually are provided without charge. Requests from students will be subsidized up to $35.00 per request.

*Multiple requests for journal articles from the current five years usually requires prioritizing and approval through a conference with a research librarian
*We are required to send all UHCL notifications and communications to your UHCL email account.
U.S. Copyright law may place restrictions on the number of articles a patron may request. Libraries requesting photocopies of articles from journals published in the last five years must limit those requests to: a) one article per issue of a journal for an individual, and b) five articles per journal for the institution. When limits have been reached for the year, the library will pay required copyright royalty fees if possible. A Reference Librarian or Interlibrary Loan staff member can explain the limitations.
Return of Materials
Copies obtained through Interlibrary Loan become the property of the library user. Books must be returned to the Circulation Desk. NEVER PLACE INTERLIBRARY LOAN BOOKS IN THE BOOK DROPS OR THE CIRCULATION DESK SLOT. It is very important to return books on time so that the library's ability to borrow from other libraries is not jeopardized. Interlibrary loan books are checked out to your patron record. See Library Location Maps for location of the Circulation Desk.
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To obtain a book listed in the UH catalog that is owned by another UH campus, use Library Catalog Book Request.
Using the library catalog,
  • Search for the book you want
  • Click the title to display the book record
  • Click the Request button at the top of the screen
  • Fill in the form and then click on the submit button
You will be notified by email when the book is ready to pick up.
  • Please make sure that you enter the correct email address. Books will be sent back within 7 days if not picked up.
  • Don’t forget to configure your email to allow receipt of mail from the following domains:

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