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Fall 2020 Libraries Guide: CONSORT/OhioLINK/ILL

CONSORT/OhioLINK/ILL

CONSORT, OhioLINK, SearchOhio, & ILL has started again.

The following information pertains to College of Wooster Students, Faculty, and Staff with current campus system log-in credentials. If you have credentials, but do not have a current Library account, please email us at circulation@wooster.edu and we will work with you to set up an account.

College of Wooster Items

We recently joined HathiTrust.  One of the features is the Emergency Temporary Access service.  This service allows our patrons to access digital copies of our print titles that are available in the HathiTrust catalog.  Not all of our titles will be accessible in HathiTrust digitally.  As part of the arrangement for this access, we are not able to loan our corresponding print copy.  We are working to identify available items from our CONSORT catalog and provide links to the digital version at HathiTrust.  In the meantime, we ask that you follow these instructions for access.

For print titles in the Wooster collection that aren’t available digitally from HathiTrust, we will continue to provide the requesting capability in CONSORT and we will arrange for contactless pickup of items at the West entrance to Andrews Library (Kauke side) (see directions below).  We are not able to mail items to students.  Questions can be answered by contacting circulation@wooster.edu .

CONSORT, OhioLINK, & SearchOhio Requests

If you have requested materials via CONSORT, OhioLINK, or SearchOhio we will continue to process those requests.  If you are still on campus or within driving range of campus, we will contact you to arrange contactless pickup for you at the West entranct to Andrews Library (Kauke side). 

If you aren’t able to arrange pickup on campus, we will return the materials to the lending library.  We are not able to mail items to students.  Questions can be answered by contacting circulation@wooster.edu .

InterLibrary Loan (ILL Portal)

If you have requested materials via InterLibrary Loan (ILL) we will continue to process those requests.  If you are still on campus or within driving range of campus, we will contact you to arrange contactless pickup of print materials at the West Andrews Library door (Kauke side).  PDFs of articles or book chapters will be available via the ILL Portal system.  You will receive an email message when those items are available including a link to the item(s).

If you aren’t able to arrange pickup on campus for print materials requested via ILL, we will return the materials to the lending library.  We are not able to mail items to students.  Questions can be answered by contacting circulation@wooster.edu .

Currently Checked Out Materials

If you have items currently checked out, overdue, or becomes overdue, please notify us by replying to the email notice you received for that item or by emailing us at circulation@wooster.edu, so that we may exam your situation and assist you directly. Please check your MyCONSORT account for your most resent Library account status. Please email us at circulation@wooster.edu if there are any discrepancies with your account or any items attached to your account.   

If you currently have physical items checked out to you and you would like to return them, you may do so in-person via our external book drop, which may be found to the left-hand side of the West entrance to the Andrews Library (the patio side doors facing Kauke and Timken). You may also return items via USPS mail or by carrier to the following address…

The College of Wooster Libraries
C/O Access Services Department

1140 Beall Ave

Wooster, Ohio 44691

…and please let us know how and when you plan to return your items, so that we know to expect them.

Requesting Physical College of Wooster Owned Materials

You may request physical materials via the CONSORT catalog by following these instructions.

  1. In order to request physical materials; the item MUST be…
    1. Owned by the College of Wooster (i.e. have “WOO” at the beginning of the “Item Location”) AND
    2. The item’s “Current Status” is stated as “AVAILABLE.”
  1. If the above criteria are met, you may place a “hold” on the item (i.e. request it) by clicking the green “Request” button found within the item’s CONSORT catalog record.

NOTE: If you search the CONSORT catalog and you do not see a green “Request” button within the item record, that means that the item is not requestable. If an item is not requestable, please email us at circulation@wooster.edu with specific item information, and we will do our best to provide alternative access to your required materials during this time period.

  1. Once you have requested an item, or placed a “Hold” on it, we will retrieve your item, process it, and place on our “Holds” shelf behind the Andrews Library Circulation Desk.
  1. At that time, you will receive an email notification from the sender: “CONSORT circulation@wooster.edu” stating the following message…

“This item is being held for you at the Andrews Library Circulation Desk. Please reply to this email to schedule an agreed upon time for pickup. Your current options are 10:00am-Noon Tuesdays & Thursdays. Thank you for your cooperation, understanding, and support."

  1. By clicking the email notification’s “Reply” button, you will be able to provide a specific preferred pick-up day and time on any future Tuesday or Thursday within the hours of 10am-Noon.
  1. We will answer your reply with a confirmation email acknowledging and agreeing to your specifically preferred pick-up day and time.
  1. Once we all have agreed and confirmed to a specific time and day, you will meet us on that specific day and at that specific time at the Western entrance to Andrews Library (the patio side facing Kauke Hall).
  1. Upon your arrival, we will open the Western entrance door electronically. Please stay within the two sets of doors, the entryway corridor, and DO NOT enter the building.
  1. You will find your checked-out item(s) on a round table within the entryway corridor in a bag or box.
  1. Please retrieve your item(s) and exit the entryway corridor the same way you arrived.
  1. Have a wonderful day and email us at circulation@wooster.edu if you need further assistance.

Requesting Electronic Versions of ILL and/or College of Wooster Owned Materials

You may request electronic articles and/or book chapters via your ILL Portal and/or by using catalog/web links such as “Or, consider Interlibrary Loan via our ILL Portal” and “Request this item through Interlibrary Loan” by following these instructions.

  1. Access your ILL Portal by logging-in with your College of Wooster credentials (User Name & Password).
  1. Find & click the blue or dark grey “Create Request” button on your ILL Portal Dashboard.
  1. You will be taken to a “Submit an Interlibrary Loan Request” form.
  1. Find the “Request Type:” and click “Journal/Newspaper Article or Book Chapter Copy.”
  1. Complete the form using all available/specific information as possible.
    1. The more specific/correct information you provide for us, the faster we will be able to…
      1. Confirm your request information
        • We must provide correct specific bibliographic information to all possible lending institutions for their review.
        • If we do not provide them with the correct information, they will deny the request automatically.
        • This increases the probability that your request will be unfillable and/or cancelled.  
      1. Request the correct specified item needed
        • This decreases the probability that your request will be unfillable and/or cancelled.
        • This increases the probability that you will receive the exact item you are requesting.
      1. Receive and provide access to you  
  1. Once the request form has been completed with all required information, click the blue or dark grey “Submit Request” button to complete your request.
  1. You will see a confirmation message at the top of the page that informs you that the request has been submitted and it also provides you with the specific ILL Request ID Number for future referrals and transaction pertaining to this specific request.
  1. At this time, you will also receive a confirmation email from The College of Wooster Libraries <notices@e.worldcat.org> with the subject heading “Request Being Processed” that informs you that you will be notified when the item is ready.
  1. You will receive one of the following emails…
    1. A notification email informing you that your requested item is available and further instructions of how to access your requested item
    2. A follow-up email requesting additional information,
    3. A status update email, or
    4. A cancelation email informing you that your request has been canceled and why.

If you have any issues, questions, or concerns pertaining to the your Portal or ILL requests, please email WOOILLiad@wooster.edu with specific item information, and we will do our best to assist you.