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ALLIES Information: Requesting ALLIES Books

Information about the Alabama Libraries Exchange Service, which is a partnership between several Alabama academic libraries.

Printable Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Request Books from ALLIES Libraries Online?

An ALLIES request can be entered from the WebVoyage catalog:

  1. Go to the JSU Library page http://www.jsu.edu/library/
  2. Click on the "Search Allies Libraries" link in the Quicklinks area of the right-hand column.
  3. Select the library or libraries you want to search by clicking in the box next to the name and then click the Select button.
    • The JSU Library will be selected by default. If you don't want to search our Library, you will need to unselect it.
  4. Enter the keywords for the item you wish to locate and click on SEARCH.
  5. Click on the title you want in the results list to retrieve the complete catalog record.
  6. Click on the "Make a Request" link in the right-hand menu box.
  7. Enter your JSU student number and last name and click on the “Submit Request” button.
  8. On the next screen “Please Choose the Type of Request” the box should indicate UB REQUEST. Click OK.
  9. Complete the information on the Request form that follows and click “Submit Request."
  10. “Your patron initiated request was successful” message will appear if the request is successfully completed.
  11. You will receive an email message in your GEM account when the item is available.
  12. VERY IMPORTANT: you must logout of the patron information option.