Paging Books Through the University of Houston Online Catalog
UH Law Center students, faculty, and staff may use the UH libraries online catalog to obtain books owned by other UH libraries through the UH paging system. Paged books are transferred to the Law Library for checkout by the requesting patron. Only circulating books can be paged and articles or photocopied material cannot be paged.
To begin the paging process, locate the UH online catalog record for the book you need. This is a catalog record for a book owned by the M.D. Anderson Library, the main library of our system. Notice the red checked “Request” button at the top:
Also, notice the status field that indicates the book is “In library” and available for transfer. If the status field states that the book is non-circulating or on reserve, it cannot be paged. If the status field indicates that the book is checked out, missing or overdue, paging is not a good option. Because the book in this record is available for loan, the next step is to click on the red check request button. The paging login screen will appear.
The online paging system requires that you login with your PeopleSoft ID. This is the paging log in screen:
Only UH Law Center students, faculty and staff are allowed to page books to be delivered at the O’Quinn Law Library.
Complete the paging login, click submit, and the paging request screen will appear. Be sure to select the Law Library Circulation Desk as the pickup location.
It is recommended that you do not page checked out items since it is possible that a checked out book will not be returned in time for you to use it. Interlibrary loan is a better way to obtain checked out books. You can make an interlibrary loan request from the Law Library Interlibrary Loan Department through the O’Quinn Law Library webpage.
To complete the page request, select the Law Library Circulation Desk for pick up and click submit. Notification that the page request has been successful will appear.
You will receive a system generated email notification when the paged book arrives at the Law Library. Paged books are placed in a hold box at the Circulation Desk, under your name, and will be held for seven days. If a book is not picked up, it is returned to its home library.
Paged books are not checked out until they are picked up and you are not responsible for items you do not checkout. Checkout time periods and return policies for the different UH libraries vary. You are responsible for renewing and returning books you checkout. Books should be returned to the Law Library Circulation Desk where they will be checked in. Once a book is checked in, you are no longer responsible for its return but you are responsible for any fines that may have accrued.