Answered By: Christopher Schiff Last Updated: Jun 14, 2016 Views: 87
First check the CBBcat catalog. If Bates, Bowdoin or Colby College owns the item and it's either not available (checked-out, missing, etc.) or on reserve, you can click on the buttons on the right side of the catalog record:
Clicking should automatically search Nexpress/MaineCat (whichever you clicked). In their catalog record, you should see two links: one to tell you which library(ies) have the item, and one to request the item.
At this point you can either see who else has the book, or you can click "Request this item" to place your order. First the system will ask about your affiliation. Make sure the dropdown box says "Bates College":
After you click the "Submit above information" button, you'll be asked to enter your name and ID number. This is your full name and the 9 digit number on your ID that begins with "000"
Please note: your e-mail login doesn't work in either Nexpress or MaineCat.
If your request goes through, you will receive a confirmation:
When your item arrives you will receive an e-mail telling you that the item is ready to be picked up.