How to use an online request account

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This article provides step by step instructions for creating and using the online request account for vault materials at the Folger. For more information, please read about the Folger vault material and image request system.

Current readers who have not used the vault material and image request system at the Folger must create an account. Current readers do not need to reapply for privileges. We will verify your status in our records and grant you access. We will use your account creation as an opportunity to update your contact information. Once we verify your status, you will be able to place vault material and image requests in the system.

Please note you must still create an account to request vault materials and images at the Folger even if you have a request account at another institution. Follow this link to register for an Aeon account.

Register

  1. Open a web browser to the online request interface
  2. On the login page, click on the First Time Users link
  3. After reading the Become a Reader page, click on the Create an Account button
  4. Choose the applicable type from the Registration Type and Applicant Type dropdowns
  5. Then complete the rest of the form using your name and information (address required) and click the Submit Information button at the bottom of the page

Place Reading Room requests

Vault material requesting from Hamnet

  1. From the main menu, navigate to the Vault Material Request option in the left-hand menu
  2. Fill in the appropriate information for a request from [Hamnet] (copy and paste), noting the required fields (Title, Call Number, Scheduled Date, and the Check Box at the bottom)
  3. Click the calendar icon next to the Schedule Retrieval field and from the pop-up calendar select a date of tomorrow. You also may choose to “Keep for Review” to schedule viewing the item at a later date
  4. Click the Submit Request button

Finding Aid requesting

  1. From the main menu, navigate to the Vault Material Request option in the left-hand menu
  2. Click on the link at the top of the page to request from the Finding Aids
  3. Search for collection and click the Request link
  4. On the Finding Aid Requests form, check the items you want to request
  5. Select the Schedule Retrieval option and from the pop-up calendar select a date of tomorrow
  6. Click the Submit Request button

Edit a request

  1. From the Home page, click on Outstanding Requests on the left-hand menu under Requests
  2. Open a request by clicking on the transaction row
  3. Click the Edit Request link to edit
  4. Click the Submit Request button

Clone a request and save it for later

  1. Click on All Requests on the left-hand side under Requests
  2. Open a request by clicking on the TN (Transaction) number
  3. Click on the Clone Request link
  4. In the new request form, select the Keep for My Review toggle option
  5. Click the Submit Request button