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Requesting items for pick-up or delivery

This information applies to: McGill faculty & staff

Pick-up at a Library branch

  • You can request an item be delivered from any McGill branch library to another. Requests for items can be made by finding and requesting the item in the catalogue.
  • Requesting the pick-up of an item that is on the shelf can take up to several days, and does not guarantee that you will be the first borrower.
  • The maximum number of pending holds is 20 items.

Office delivery (faculty only)

Faculty members with a campus address that is served by McGill’s internal mail system may sign into their library account from the catalogue to request any item available for loan to be delivered to their campus address. If the requested item is available it will automatically generate a loan to the faculty member. An email advising the item is on its way will be sent, and the item can normally be expected to arrive within 2 to 4 days.

If the item is out to another user, when the item is returned, an email will be sent to the faculty member as soon as the item is on its way.

Library material borrowed through campus office delivery may be returned in the same manner, using the durable vinyl envelopes for this purpose. Materials may also be returned at any library branch, as usual.

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