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Prospector Tutorial: Make a Request

Through Prospector you have access to millions of books, journals, DVDs, and other circulating materials from libraries around the states of Colorado and Wyoming. This guide is to help you learn more about Prospector and how to use it.

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Request it!

Step One:

To begin, here is a search with a keyword.  Also, the drop-down menu could be utilized to search for an author, title, etc. 

If you are linking to Prospector from the University Libraries Catalog you can skip step one and move onto step two.



Step Two:

Scroll down to view the results and then click the "Request it" link.


Step Three:

Use the drop-down menu to select U of Denver and click Submit:


Step Four:

Enter your name and DU ID and then hit Submit and the your item(s) will be requested. You will be notified by your DU email when the item has arrived at the Main Library at the Anderson Academic Commons. Items can be picked up at the circulation desk.


Obtaining the materials

Arrival of the materials typically will take anywhere from 3-5 days after processing the request if the material is coming from the Front Range region.  It could take up to 7 days if coming from the Western Slope.