Learn something new! Request an item from Ivy Stacks

Ivy Stacks is an offsite preservation-quality shelving facility where some Library materials are stored. Items in Ivy will be marked as such in Virgo. But what if you want to access those materials? It’s easy!

To recall items from Ivy:

  1. Locate the item in Virgo
  2. Click the “Request from Ivy” button in the top rightA red arrow points to the button Request From Ivy in Virgo
  3. Follow instructions to log in. Note there are separate login buttons here for:
    • UVA Users (Netbadge login),
    • Non-UVA Users, and
    • Health System Users
  4. You’re now in our ILLiad Request System. The “Request an Item” form will automatically populate with information about the item you’re requesting. Review the request, add any notes about a particular volume or copy (if needed), and click “Submit Request”.

That’s it! LEO takes care of the rest.

LEO (“Library Express On-Grounds”) will bring your item(s) to your designated pickup location. You’ll be notified by email when your item has been delivered. Learn more about LEO delivery. 

View status and cancel

You can view the status of your requests at any time by clicking “Requests in Process”. If you wish to cancel a request, simply click the Transaction number and then choose “Cancel Request”.

Pro tip!

""Clicking the Virtual Shelf Browse icon in Virgo will let you view items side by side as they would be in the stacks.

Want to see Ivy Stacks in action? Check out “Inside UVA’s Ivy Stacks” from UVA magazine. 

Questions? Remember you can always ask a Librarian! 

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