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Curbside Pick-up of Library Materials is Now Available

Wed, July 15, 2020 3:50 PM to Sat, August 15, 2020 3:50 PM
Library Curbside Pick-up 
We have begun to offer curbside pick-up for some library items. Items available for pick-up request include local items not available through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (HTETAS). Interlibrary loan items that have already been delivered to the Library prior to COVID-19 closures can also be picked up. Our capacity is extremely limited at this time and we expect requests to take between 24-72 hours to fulfill. We will confirm your pickup time and date via email or phone once we have confirmed and processed your request form. 
 
Requests for library materials can be made by completing this online form. Requests will be limited to 5 locally held items at a time. Interlibrary loan items that have already been processed are an exception to this. Please note that this only includes interlibrary loan items that were delivered before the order to shut down. We currently do not have information of when interlibrary loan services will resume normal operations, although you can still place requests for articles or other materials available digitally. 
 
Curbside Pick-up Times and Locations
Starting 9/8/2020, in order to enter campus you will have to provide proof of daily COVID-19 symptom health screening or be screened through a symptom screening checkpoint. This checkpoint is located at the Bellevue parking lot through Bellevue Road. Once you enter campus through Bellevue Road and pass this checkpoint, you will be able to drive through campus via Loop Road. Follow Loop Road all the way until you get to Library Lot 1 (Loop Road will extend to the back of campus). Signage will be provided for you, as well. More information can be found here: https://doyourpart.ucmerced.edu/.
 
Items can be picked up on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9:00am and noon. You can pickup your items at one of two locations:
  • In front of the double doors at the Student's First Center
  • Unloading/Loading parking spot in the Library 1 parking lot
Please notify the library once you have arrived by calling the phone number provided in your confirmation email. A Library staff member will personally deliver your books to you. Please have your CatCard available. 
 
Health and Safety Precautions
  • We require all Library staff and patrons to wear face coverings during Curbside Pick-up transactions. 
  • We ask that the physical distancing standard of six-feet be observed at all times. 
  • Library staff will be wearing gloves when handling, processing, and delivering items to patrons. 
  • Returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the shelves.
  • Library staff are required to maintain regular hygiene practices (frequent handwashing for 20 seconds, use of sanitizer, wiping down commonly used surfaces, etc.).

If you have any questions about the Curbside Pick-up process please contact the Library at Library@ucmerced.edu.