Library staff is working hard to provide our campus community with access to books and physical materials in a safe manner. Please see the information below about how students, faculty, and staff can borrow and return library materials during the spring 2021 semester. 

Library Books

Need a book? Search OneSearch. If it is not available online, use the “Request Access” button.  If we can get the book we'll either provide digital access to it or, mail the physical copy to your preferred address. Note that delivery of physical items to your address may take at least two weeks or Library materials may be picked up on campus using the Library Lockers 24/7. All materials currently being loaned out via Mail to Home are handled only by staff wearing gloves and masks.

All items being shipped to users via Mail To Home will come with detailed instructions for how to return items or use the curbside book return boxes in Craven Circle. 

Returning Books

Users can return library materials to the Craven Circle curbside Library Return Boxes. Users should not disinfect books themselves. Returned items are quarantined for at least 3 days before being handled or mailed out.  To return materials via USPS:

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Library Lockers

Our new contactless Library Lockers Item Pickup Service is now available!

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