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SHAREit Tip – Multi-Copy Requests

If you need several copies of an item – for a book group or special class project – you can easily place a multi-copy request in SHAREit.

To do so, search for the item in SHAREit and make sure there are at least as many holdings attached to the record as the number you need to request. Then click on the cover art to open the full record.

Select Multi-Copy from the Staff Function menu on the right.

There will be a slight delay as SHAREit builds the lender list.

When the ILL Request form will opens, complete the required fields:

  • Change the Need by date if necessary
  • Enter the Patron Last Name and Patron Contact 1 information (you can just enter “Book Club” or another identifier like “AP English” if you’d like)
  • Enter the Number of Copies Needed (over 1 creates multiple requests) – this step is very important. A default of 1 is already entered, so if you don’t change it SHAREit will only request one copy.
  • Click the “Submit” button to generate requests for that number of copies. Each request will go to a different lending string so that no library will receive more than one request for the item.