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Step-by-Step: Books & More

Curbside Pickup

Coming SoonDue to the water main break on August 31, plans for offering Curbside Pickup are suspended until further notice. Please visit our E-Books for links to (literally)over 100,000 titles you may access online.

Cubside Pickup


Step 1: Find your Book

To request a book for Curbside Pickup,you will want to make sure the Status says "Available". Items with a different status may not be available for pickup, or may take longer to become available.Videos & library equipment are not available for curbside pickup.

clicking on the title

Step 2: Click "Request".

Clicking the request button

Step 3: Submit your Request.

Type your name and 7-digit College ID in the spaces provided, then click the "Submit" button. Students may find their 7-digit ID number on their registration statement.
Submit your request

Step 4: Confirm your Request by clicking the "Request Selected Item" button.
Confirm your request

Step 5: Verify Confirmation.

If your "Hold" was processed, you will see a confirmation page similar to the one pictured below. You will receive an email once the item is available for you to pickup. Please read your email carefully for any additional instructions!
Successful hold placed

Step 6: Complete the Library User Agreement Form

Students must complete a Library User Agreement e-form each year, prior to borrowing library materials.

Screenshot of library user agreement form

Mondays: 10am to 2pm
Tuesdays: 9am to 1pm
Wednesdays: 1pm to 5pm
Thursdays: 10am to 2pm

Items must be picked up within one week. Items not picked up will have their Holds cancelled and returned to the shelf.

Step 1: Check Your Cicinnati State Email

You'll receive an email once your item is ready for pickup! If you requested more than one item, you'll want to make sure they are all available prior to coming to campus (unless you want to make extra trips! Items must be picked up within one week of the email notice being sent. After one week, your Hold will be cancelled and the item(s) will be returned to the shelf.

Step 2: Complete the Library User Agreement Form

If you haven't already done it, complete the Library User Agreement e-form before you come to campus. Students must complete this form each year, prior to borrowing library materials (faculty & staff do not need to complete a form).

Screenshot of library user agreement form

Step 3: Drive to the "Library Pickup" Location

When you get to campus, take College Drive (the one that wraps in front of the Main Building before looping around the ATLC), go past the flag pole, then look for the "Library Pickup" sign on the right. Park your car & pop your trunk!

Step 4: Call the Library at 513.569.1606

Call to let us know you're here! You'll need to give us your 7-digit College Id number, plus let us know the color & make/model of the vehicle you're in.

One of our library staff will then pull your order together & bring it out to you for a contactless delivery! This may take a few minutes, so please be patient.

Step 5: Pull away!

Buckle up & drive safely! We hope you enjoy your book(s)--remember to keep an eye on due dates & renew them online.

The Library's outdoor Book Drop is located opposite of the Library Pickup location. Take College Drive past the flagpole, then look for the Book Drop (near the light pole).

All returned items go through a four-day quarantine before being checked in, so do not be worried if you see the item(s) on your account still several days later!

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Ask a Librarian!

Phone: 513.569.1606
Text: 513.275.4466
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Berry Library • Room 170 Main Building • 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45223-2690

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