worldcatWith over 1.4 million print volumes of books and journals and 27,000 online journals, the University of Vermont Libraries is the largest research library in Vermont. While that does sound like a lot of information, sometimes we still don’t have what you’re looking for. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get it for you. When your attempts at trying to find books or journals at UVM fail, take a look at WorldCat. WorldCat has around 135 million unique items in more than 470 languages and dialects making it the world’s largest bibliographic database.

Requesting material is easy. Just go to WorldCat and search the catalog like you would search using the UVM catalog. Once you click on a book you want, you will see a screen similar to the following picture.


If UVM does not have the book, you will see a link that says “Get this for me from another library” in the availability section. Click on the link, enter your name and email address, submit the request, and you will receive an email message when it’s available. Make sure to start your research early as it takes 7-21 business days to receive your request.