Answer

There is more information on the steps below, and a PDF will images you can download at the bottom, but here is a general overview:

  • First Time: Register
  • Logging In
  • Find Material to Request
  • Determine which Form to Use
  • Requesting Material
    • From LibCat
    • From Archon
    • Request Information
    • Submit

 

First Time: Register​

  1. Go to https://aeon.library.tamu.edu/
  • If you have a Texas A&M University NetID, click on “Log In” for Affiliates.
  • If you do not have a Texas A&M University NetID, click “Create an account” under the “Log In” button.
  1. Upon creation of an account, you will be prompted to review the Kelsey Reading Room Guidelines, and then fill out requested information in the registration form.
  2. Once your account has been created, you will be directed to your Aeon dashboard.

Logging In

If you have a Texas A&M University NetID, you will click “Log In” under Affiliates. If you do not have a Texas A&M University NetID, you will click “Log In” under Visitors.

  • Affiliates, you will be sent through the CAS system, and will use your NetID credentials.

Find Material to Request

For help finding material in:

Determine Which Form to Use

It is important to know which form to use based on the type of material you are requesting.

Materials in our collections have been organized in different ways to make them the most accessible for patrons. Using the proper form ensures that we have enough information to retrieve the material you request.

Some materials are cataloged, while other materials are processed. Books, magazines, and journals are typically cataloged, while archival material and manuscripts are typically processed. However, there are exceptions to these general rules. There are many situations where manuscript items have been cataloged, books have been processed as part of larger archival collections, and three-dimensional objects are often either cataloged or processed.

The easiest way for you to use the correct form for your request is to follow the following rules:

  • Use the Cataloged Materials Request Form for material you found in LibCat.
    • If you directly request material from LibCat (we will show you how to do this shortly), you will automatically be directed to this form.
  • Use the Processed materials Request form when you are making a request for material you found in Archon.  

Once you know which form to use, you can proceed to making requests!

Requesting Material

You can request materials in a variety of ways.

From LibCat (Cataloged Materials):

Once you find the item(s) you would like to request, there are two options:

  1. You can request the material directly from LibCat (recommended)
  2. You can fill in the information from the LibCat Catalog record into a New Cataloged Material Request Form in Aeon. 

Option 1: Directly from LibCat (recommended)

When you are in the record for the material you want to request, Click the “Request From Cushing” button. 

  • Pro Tip: Duplicate the tab or save the “Full View” catalog information for the material you want to see somewhere so that you can reference it while you are submitting your request. You may have to add information that was not pulled into Aeon. LibCat tends to reset to the TAMU Libraries’ webpage after about 10 minutes.

You will be routed to the CORS Aeon Sign in page where you will be prompted to sign in (if you are not already logged in): Sign in following the steps above based on your affiliation.

Once you log in, the New Cataloged Material Request should be automatically filled with the majority of information you need in order to make a request.

However, there will often be times where you will need to add in additional information.

  • This will usually include adding information for the Volume/Box.
  • Add as much information to the request from the original record as possible to ensure we are retrieving the material you desire.

Option 2: Enter in the Information Yourself

You may also request information directly from the Cushing Online Request Form (CORS). For this you will have to have the catalog record from LibCat available for reference.

  • Click on “New Requests,” to open the drop down menu.
  • Select “Cataloged Material Request.”
  • Fill in the information requested, paying close attention to the fields that are required. There is text that should help you with what information to include.

From Archon (Processed Materials):

Once you find the item(s) you would like to request, you can fill in the information from the Archon record into a New Processed Material Request Form in Aeon. 

Fill in the information requested, paying close attention to the fields that are required. There is text that should help you with what information to include.

Request Information

For every request, there is space for you to add additional information at the bottom in the “Request Information Section.”

My Notes: 

  • Include any notes for your personal use here.

Special Questions/Questions?  

  • Please include any special requests you have for your request. Cushing Public Services staff will see these associated with your request.

Researcher Tags: 

  • These tags are incredibly helpful for you to sort and organize your requests.
  • You will be able to see the tags you have used on the “Main Menu” page near the top. If you click on any of these Researcher Tags, you will see all the records associated with that tag.
  • If you click on a tag, it will display the any associated requests.
  • Cushing Public Services staff will not be able to see these tags.

Date of Visit:

  • This is a part of the Aeon system. Think of this date as your “wish date.” Select the date that you hope to be able to visit. Please keep in mind that you will need an appointment to see this material in person. Please see this FAQ for more information on making an appointment. If you need help, contact Cushing Public Services.
  • Please note that selecting a date here DOES NOT count as making an appointment, and does not guarantee you will be able to see the requested material on that day.

 

Submit

Once you have finished filling in the information in the request form, you have several options for your request. At the bottom of the page are buttons for:

Submit Request:

  • Clicking this will submit your request now for the Cushing Public Services staff to see.

Save Request for Later:

  • If you save your request for later, the request will be saved for later. You can choose to submit that request at a different time.
  • The transaction will show on your Aeon Dashboard as “Item Status Request Saved for Later (Not Submitted)

Cancel - Return to Main Menu:

  • If you cancel your request, the information you entered into the form will not be submitted, nor will it be saved for later.

 

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