Libraries Launches Book Pick-Up Service

Columbia University Libraries launched this week a book pick-up service that enables current Columbia University students, staff, and faculty to request and pick up library materials from participating library locations. The book pick-up service is one of several library services that resumed in recent weeks, including book returns and scanning of materials from offsite collections and select campus locations.

Materials that are eligible for pick-up will have a “Pick-up” link in CLIO, the Libraries’ online catalog. Requested materials will be checked out to users prior to pick-up and users will receive a notice that the item is ready for pick-up within two to three business days. Users can pick up requested materials between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, on the plaza outside of Butler Library. Users are required to wear a mask to pick up materials. Additional instructions and terms of service are available here

Professor John Ma, Chair of the Department of Classics, was among the first visitors to make use of the book pick-up service on Wednesday, July 15. Ma joined Associate University Librarian for Collections Christopher Cronin in cutting a Columbia blue ribbon to mark the opening of the book pick-up service at Butler Library.

Professor John Ma, Chair of the Department of Classics, and Associate University Librarian for Collections Christopher Cronin cut a Columbia blue ribbon to mark the opening of the book pick-up service at Butler Library.

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