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How to use the library's OneSearch research tool

Hold an item for pickup or request shipping

The library will gather items for you to pickup or have shipped to you. To get the process started, find the items in OneSearch and put them on hold. See instructions below.

1. Use OneSearch to find library materials.
    When you find something you want to check out, click on the title.

OneSearch results list


2. Click the Place Hold - Request Item button. 

Request Item - Hold


3. Before you place a hold, you need to login to your account.
   Pick the Login with Stetson Username and Password option.


login screen

4. Login

Stetson Login Page

5. Next you see the Hold Request form.
    Check the box next to Main Library Shelves and click submit.

Place hold

5. The hold is placed!
    You will get an email from when it is ready to be picked up. 
    The email includes an option to have the library ship books to your home address. 


hold placed

Here's what the email notification looks like:

pickup notification

Please note:

  • The requester assumes the cost of shipping materials back to the library. A shipping label will be included with the material. Your account will be billed for the replacement costs of non-returned items.
  • Items may also be returned to the library in the Book Return (see below).

Return Items

Returning items to the library

bookdrop in usebookdrop on porchOn Campus

Books, journals, magazines, and musical scores may be returned in the book drop on the library’s front porch. 

Off Campus 

Books, journals, magazines, and musical scores can be shipped back through the mail. Media Mail, through the U.S. Postal Service is a cost-effective way to ship these items back to the library. Please pack items securely with adequate packing material to keep the contents from shifting. Single or smaller items may be returned in a padded envelope.

Our mailing address is:

Circulation Department, Unit 8418
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32723

stack of booksBy using the Media Mail Service by the USPS, educational items may be shipped back to the University at a relatively low cost. The service does take a bit more time to reach its destination, but with tracking you will be able to ensure that these items are on their way and reach the library. The service is available for shipping educational and research items. 

Media Mail shipping rates are significantly lower than other mailing options through USPS. A stack of 8 books weighs about 11 lbs. The cost for Media Mail Services is $8.14 shipped to/from Miami, Florida, central Alabama or San Diego, California.

Have a question? Ask a librarian! Call or text 386-747-9028.