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Book Carryout Service Begins May 29

by Patricia Campbell on 2020-05-15T13:59:00-06:00 in Library | Comments

University Libraries has developed a service that will allow library users to request physical books from our main campus library collections through an online form and be able to pick them up from Zimmerman Library during a window of time once a week. Both UNM affiliated and community members who have purchased a community borrowers card can use this service. Since the start of limited operations library users have hoped for access to physical books in addition to the extensive access to ebooks and other online materials. The first pick up date will be Friday May 29.

undefinedMost circulating print items from any Main Campus library facility – Centennial Science & Engineering Library, Fine Arts & Design Library, Parish Memorial Library and Zimmerman Library – can be requested through this service although if the item is available as an ebook it is not eligible for carry out. Items from special collections that do not normally circulate, DVDs, and other media are not a part of this service.

Items previously requested through holds, ILL or LibraryExpress that were not picked up before limited services began will be eligible to be picked up when requested through the new form.

Requests of up to 10 print items per week are allowed. Items requested by Monday at 9:00am will be checked out to the requestors account and available for pickup on Friday. Pickup on Friday will be from 10am to 2pm at Zimmerman Library's North entrance. A valid ID will be required for pick up. If there is a problem with the request, requestors will be contacted by a staff person via email.  Items will be held for two weeks for pickup before being returned to the shelves.

Library staff have devised a pickup strategy that will allow for physical distancing and minimize contact between library employees and anyone picking up materials. Zimmerman Library remains closed as required by UNM guidelines so book pickups will happen only at the entrance doors on the north side.

A guide to other services as well as information on book renewals and returning items can be found on the library website.

Please contact us at Ask a Librarian with additional questions or concerns. 


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