VCU Libraries

Research Guides

OLD How Do I Request Resources?

A step by step guide on how to request copies, chapters, books, media, and other materials housed in the VCU Libraries collections or from another library.

Clone A Request

Cloning allows users to copy a request to create a new request.  Any request can be cloned (duplicated) regardless of the request status. You may want to clone a request when:

  • A previously requested item that you need again
  • A publication that has multiple volumes so that each volume appears as a separate request
  • Another copy of an item that you already have because the loan period is too short

To clone your request:

  • Log into your ILLiad account.
  • Click on the request you want to clone. 
  • Click “Clone Request” located at the top left of the screen.  By default, this link will not appear if you have reached your request limit (50 active requests).
  • Enter or edit any information on the cloned request.
  • Click on the “Submit Request” button at the bottom of the screen.

The cloned request should display in your list of pending requests.