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Retrieval of Pre-1980 Journals in Storage

The Dean B. Ellis Library is pleased to offer retrieval of pre-1980 journal volumes from storage.
An online Journal Retrieval Request Form is available to current ASU students, faculty, and staff. A print version of the form is available at the Library's Circulation Desk.

  • Ordinarily a volume will not be retrieved if it is available online. To avoid delay, please check the Journals Catalog to see if the needed article is available online before submitting a Journal Retrieval Request Form. If an article is available full-text online but you need the print volume retrieved, indicate why in the "Notes/Comments" box on the request form. For example, "Print copy of article needed for scanning of color illustrations."

  • Requests received prior to 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday will be retrieved that day.

  • Requests received after 9:00 a.m. will be retrieved the following retrieval day. There will be no retrieval on Saturdays, Sundays, or days the campus/Library is closed.

  • Retrieved volumes will be available for pickup at the Circulation Desk after 1:00 p.m. on the day of retrieval.

  • Most volumes will be held at the Circulation Desk for up to two weeks.

If more than ten volumes of a single journal are needed for class or research purposes they can be retrieved from storage and placed on browsable shelves on the second floor for specified periods up to a semester in length. Contact Linda Creibaum (lcreibaum@astate.edu) or April Sheppard (asheppard@astate.edu) to discuss requests of this nature.

If a volume cannot be retrieved the requestor will be notified so they may submit a request for the needed article(s) via Interlibrary Loan.

All of our volumes of Arkansas Historical Quarterly and Craighead County Historical Quarterly are available on the Periodicals shelves on the second floor.

For a complete list of the journal titles in storage click here (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet).

To submit a journal retrieval request online click here