The Rush Processing Form allows you to request materials which are under consideration to be ordered, or have been ordered or received but have not yet been processed. When you locate a title in the online catalog, a status of Under Consideration, Copy Ordered, On Order, IN PROCESS, ROUTED TO BKS, IN BIND PREP, SENT TO BINDER, and ORDER RECEIVED, among a few other statuses, should be displayed as a status in the area of the record where the holdings information (call number, copy or volume, location) is displayed; or, the text may be displayed in the subject area of the record.
Items that are "Under Consideration" are titles being considered for the Alkek collections, which have not yet been ordered or purchased.
Items that are "Copy Ordered" or "ON ORDER" have not yet been received. A cataloging request will cause them to receive rush processing when they arrive but it may take weeks or even months before the item is ready for use.
If the item is IN PROCESS, it has been received but is not yet ready for use. You can usually expect these materials to be ready in a day or two when you request rush cataloging. Please note the name of the processing unit that is given, as this will help expedite your request.
An item with ROUTED TO BKS status is a paperback book that has been received and is in the Monographs Cataloging unit.
IN BIND PREP status means that the item is in the Bindery unit, and is awaiting further physical processing, whether binding or repair.
If you see the SENT TO BINDER status, the item has been shipped to the Library’s contracted commercial bindery, and will be returning at a future date for final processing and cataloging.
Any item with ORDER RECEIVED should be located in a processing unit in the Cataloging Dept., where it is sent after receipt in Acquisitions Dept.
You may request as many titles as you want but you must submit a separate form for each. The delivery location, where you want to pick up your requested material, is automatically set to the default value of Alkek Library. If you wish to pick up materials at the Round Rock Higher Education Center (RRHEC) you must select this location, rather than the Alkek Library.
Instructions for completing each field are given below. We will make every effort to contact you when the materials are ready. However, you may call 245-3681 (M-F, 8-5) to determine the status of your request. Please note that some materials may be restricted to library use only.
Enter the author in this field. Enter the last name first, then first name and middle initials.
Enter as complete a title as possible, including any subtitle. Please note this field cannot be blank.
This information helps direct your request to the appropriate staff. It should appear with other information about your title in the online catalog. If you are unsure, you need not make a selection. The choices given are:
Copy Ordered, On Order
IN BIND PREP
IN COLL DEV (IN COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT)
IN MEDIA CAT
IN PROCESS BKS
IN PROCESS DMS
IN PROCESS MUS
IN PROCESS SC
IN PROCESS SER
ROUTED TO BKS
SENT TO BINDER
Requested materials can be picked up at one of two locations, either the Alkek Library or RRHEC (Round Rock Higher Education Center). Alkek Library is the default location, so RRHEC pick up must be specifically selected, if desired.
You must complete this field. This is important so we may notify you when the requested item is available for use. Also, we may have questions regarding your request.
Provide us with a phone number where we can reach you. Give preference to your daytime number.
Enter your internet e-mail address; e.g., email@example.com
Enter extra information or special instructions in this area. You may type up to 5 lines in this field.
Not Needed After
Please enter any date by which you need the item, as well as the date by which you no longer need it, in order to help technical services know the timeframe of your rush processing request.
Millennium Record Number
The Millennium record number appears only in web catalog. It appears as the last part of the URL address for the cataloging record of the item being viewed. For example, the Millennium number in the following URL for a title in the online catalog, Hold them very close, then let them go, is: b1000067a
URL to This Record:
Send Request Form
Clicking on this will send your request to the appropriate person.
Cancel Request Form
Clicking on this will cancel the form and reset all fields to the default values.