Book & Media Retrieval @ the Library

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Pick up items requested in advance at the Circulation Desk

If you would like to pick up your items in the library Circulation Desk, start in the library catalog. Each library item in the catalog will have a link above to "Request". Sign in with your MyLMU or your name and library barcode number from your OneCard to place a hold. Once the hold is ready to pick up, you will receive an email. This process should take less than four hours during our operating hours. Items will be held at the Circulation Desk for 5 days.

Qualifying fully remote students: get books mailed to your home

For students and faculty taking classes fully remotely who live more than 25 miles from campus and within the United States, we offer mail delivery of library books. As shipping can be expensive and carry a risk of loss, we encourage those closer to campus to bundle their requests and use the pickup option. You will be responsible to mail books back yourself - media mail is a cheap option to mail books through USPS. 

If you would like to request a book for mail delivery, before requesting, make sure that the book is available in the library catalog and comes from one of the collection locations authorized for mail delivery. Select the "Request mail delivery" button on the right and complete the request form with your contact information and the book information. 

You can request available books from the Main Stacks, Basement Storage, Popular Reading Collection, and Curriculum Materials Collection. We cannot mail DVDs. Some of these items have limited loan periods for less than a semester.

For interlibrary loan and Link+ book requests, we need permission from the lending library to mail your book, so library staff will let you know if your book can be mailed.  

Need only part of a print book or journal? Request a scan from Hannon Library print materials

LMU students, faculty, and staff can request digital copies of articles and book chapters via ILLiad, by using the Article or Book Chapter request form. Documents will be delivered to your ILLiad account.

FAQ: How do I create an ILLiad account? 

What is the turnaround time?

Item requests for pickup at the Circulation Desk will take less than four hours during our operating hours. Items requested for mail delivery will take an estimated 5-10 days to arrive at your mailing address. You will receive an email to confirm when the item has been mailed.