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Graduate Retrieval Service


UT Arlington Libraries provides retrieval of local library research resources to graduate students via the online Library Catalog. This service is known as Graduate Retrieval Service (GRS).

Access and Discovery staff will retrieve books, bound periodicals, and media held in the UT Arlington Central Library within two business days and hold them at the Central Library Service Desk. Staff at the Science & Engineering Library will retrieve items from that collection and hold them at the Science & Engineering Library Service Desk. Requested materials must be from the UT Arlington Libraries' circulating collections, and not from the electronic collections. There is a limit of 3 requests per day from the collection.

Using this Service

  1. Go to the UT Arlington Library Catalog and find the desired item, located at either the Central Library or the Science & Engineering Library
  2. From the item record, choose “Request this” and log in using your NetID and password.
  3. Choose the form “Retrieve this item for me.”  Fill out the form completely, including choosing the correct volume, and then submit it.
  4. Library staff will process these requests within two business days and you will be notified via your MavMail when the items are available for pickup.  Items will be held for only 7 days from the date of notification.