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New Ways to Access Our Physical Collections

August 3, 2020

We at the Libraries have heard clearly that access to our physical collections is an important part of the research experience for numerous disciplines. In response to this need, we’re happy to introduce two new services that, effective today, will allow Rutgers students, faculty, and staff to access physical materials in the Rutgers collections:

Click and Collect, our version of curbside pickup, is a little- or no-contact method for retrieving requested materials at the libraries. Submit a request through QuickSearch and you’ll receive an email when your items are ready with information for booking a pickup time and other location-specific instructions.

Personal Delivery is an alternative option for users who are not able to retrieve their materials on campus. Select “Personal Delivery” in QuickSearch, confirm your mailing address with us, and we will have the items shipped directly to you.

In alignment with best practices in our field, all physical materials will be quarantined for 5 days between circulations, so please allow a minimum of 7 days for delivery.

In addition, some Interlibrary Loan services are beginning to resume so that we can provide access to physical materials from our partner libraries. However, as libraries in our networks are in various stages of reopening, users should expect delays through at least the end of the month.

Learn more about how we can support you during this time.