Location Request

(new and improved RLF tool)

The Location Request tool takes an OCLC number and queries OCLC and/or HathiTrust. The tool is good for searching for single-volume monographs. For multi-volume monographs or serials, the tool is most useful if nothing is held at an RLF. If an OCLC number is found at an RLF or HathiTrust, more checking will be necessary to determine which volume(s) is/are actually held.


  • Note: Input files must be Microsoft Office Open XML Workbook (.xlsx) files, without macros, and must include a column with the heading “OCLC Number”, which must contain at least one OCLC number.

  • Include
    • Checks OCLC for ZAP/ZAPSP and HH0/ZAS/ZASSP holdings symbols

    • Checks OCLC for UC campus holdings symbols and reports those found

    • Checks HathiTrust for digital files and returns record-level URLs

    • Note: At least one of NRLF/SRLF holdings, UC campus library holdings, or HathiTrust URLs must be selected.

  • If you have any questions or problems using the tool, please contact helpbox-library@berkeley.edu.