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WorldCat Discovery: Home

A Guide for the library's new system.




March 25, 2020

This webinar reviews the basics of WorldCat Discovery. Recorded 3/25/2020.


How to Place a Hold

Request that a book(s) be pulled from the shelves and held at the Service Desk for pickup.  Once you’ve located the item you need in WorldCat Discovery, select the title link and it will give you information and options.

Click the Place Hold Button.  This action will prompt you to sign in, if you have not before clicking the button. Next you will be taken to a screen to select and fill in additional information.  Processing time may take up to 48 hours.  If you need the book before then, please contact the Service Desk at 903-223-3100 for additional assistance.

Signing In

Go to WorldCat Discovery

Steps to Sign In

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

1. Search for the resource you want to find in WorldCat Discovery. If TAMUT or TC do not have the resource, try again, but choose the "Libraries Worldwide" option in the "Held by Library" section on the left side of the results screen.

Held by libraries worldwide

2. Once you find the resource you would like to use, click on the title and then the "check availability" button. That will reveal the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button.

Request Item through Interlibrary Loan button

3. Fill out the form, and submit. Then wait for the library to contact you.

Ill form

For more detailed instructions, see the Interlibrary Loan LibGuide

Course Reserves

Course Reserves

On the WorldCat Discovery page, there is a gray bar with a "Course Reserves" button at the top of the page.

Course Reserves button
On the Course Reserves page, you can search for the course or instructor's name, or browse the list of all course reserves.

Search bar image
If an item is marked "LUO," it is Library Use Only and cannot be taken out of the library.

LUO example

Getting Help

How to get help

On the WorldCat Discovery Page, there is a gray bar with a "Chat with a librarian" link. Clicking that link brings up a pop-up window with a chat you can use to ask for assistance.

Chat with a librarian button

The library's Help page also has other options for contacting the library for assistance.