Library lingo: “Request” in GAVEL

May 16, 2007 – 11:38 AM

When the status column on a record in the Law Library’s catalog, GAVEL, shows ‘REQUEST’ this means that the item may be requested by the patron at the circulation desk. This initiates a process whereby staff retrieve the item from a faculty member’s office collection or other special locations. Most of these items have been purchased by law faculty with funds they are given to buy items for their office collections. Faculty are willing to share the cataloged items with Law Library users.

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