KOSMOS enables you to place a hold on items currently on loan. You may also request book delivery from other Keio campuses in just a few easy steps. Make sure to sign in to KOSMOS before getting started. Although most of our collections may be requested, there are some exceptions. Read the following notices thoroughly.
How to request
Select the item to request from the search results. Click on the title or location line.
If the message that asks you to sign in is displayed, proceed as directed. If you do not have your Keio ID, sign in by your library card number and the password issued by Media Centers. The message will not be shown if already signed in.
As soon as you sign in, you will find a REQUEST button in the GET IT section. Click the button to proceed.
Select a Pickup Location then click SEND REQUEST.
When your request is done, the message "Your request was successfully placed." is displayed. You may check the status of your request in My Library.
Viewing Your Requests
Sign in to KOSMOS then click REQUESTS to view the current status of your requests.
*How to interpret the REQUESTS page
|①REQUEST. On Hold Shelf until YYYY/MM/DD||The item is ready to pick up. The pickup deadline is as shown.|
|②REQUEST. In Process||The item is in transit or in process of fetching. It might take some time in case that the item is in process of acquisition.|
③REQUEST. Not Started
Place in queue is: n
|The item is currently on loan. N patron(s) has(have) reserved the item, waiting for turn to borrow it. Your turn would be after then.|
Hold Pickup Notice
A Hold Pickup Notice will be sent to your registered email address as soon as the requested item is ready. Please pick it up at the designated counter by the deadline written in the notice. You may check the status and pickup deadline of the request in the REQUESTS menu of My Library.
CancellationYou may cancel your requests via My Library.
1. Sign in to My Library and click REQUESTS tab.
2. Your requests are listed here. Select the item to cancel and click CANCEL on the right hand.
3. You will be asked "Cancel this request?" Click CANCEL IT to proceed.
4. A pop-up message "Your request was successfully cancelled." is shown when the cancellation is completed. A Cancellation Notice will be sent to your registered email address as well.