Answered By: Nicole Montgomery
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2017     Views: 12

Start at the EKU Libraries homepage. Enter the title of the book into the search box iin the middle of the page. Let's use the book The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan as an example. 

title sport of kings entered into library search box


Then login using your EKU username and password. This is the same login you use for email and Blackboard. 

And, good news, we have this book! Note the Held by: EKU Libraries. You'll also notice the Available symbol with a location and call number. These are all indicators that this is a physical book that EKU Libraries owns. 

Clicking on title of book then clicking on Request through Library Express button

To get this book you can visit the library and locate the book on the shelf independently.

You also have the option to click on the Request Item through Library Express button to have the book pulled and held for you at the library help desk. Please allow a day or two for a physical book currently held and available at the library to be ready if you choose the Library Express pull and hold option. 

Clicking title then clicking the Request through Library Express button

Tip! Regional campus and online students can have physical books delivered to their regional campus or home (online students only). Simply request the book using the Request Item through Library Express button. Please allow up to 2 weeks for the delivery of physical books from EKU Libraries if you are a regional campus or online only student. 

Sometimes, you might search for a specific book only to find that EKU Libraries does not own that book. The below title is an example of a book the library does not own. 

Print book not owned by EKU Libraries


You can request a book not owned by EKU Libraries through the Library Express Service. Simply click on the title of the book. Then click on the Request Item through Library Express button and complete the form. 

GIF of clicking on book title then clicking on the Library Express Request button

Tip! Please allow 2-4 weeks for the arrival of a book not currently owned by EKU Libraries. Sometimes we might borrow it from another library for your use. Sometimes we might buy it. And you just might hear from the Library Express office if they have any questions.