Contactless Pickup Information

Contactless pickup is available for items from the circulating collections of all of our libraries as long as the items are not accessible digitally through the Hathi Trust Emergency Temporary Access Service. Place requests in advance by using the ‘request’ button when viewing the item in the library catalog. You will be notified once your items are ready for pickup. Demand for this service is high, so please plan ahead.

For the safety of all our users, we ask that while you are on site, you adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear a face covering at all times. If you are coming to campus only to pick up or drop off library material you do not need to register. Please do not come to campus if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, have experienced COVID-like symptoms in the past 14 days, or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive.

Holdings from any of our libraries can be picked up at the following locations:

Africana Library

Pickup at the Africana Library is open to all from the Cornell University community. Please enter the Africana Center, 310 Triphammer Road either through the parking lot or the courtyard entrance and come to the lobby just outside the library. The checked out item(s) will be in stapled paper bags identified by NetId and arranged alphabetically. Please pick up your items within 10 business days from the time you are notified of their availability.

Pickup times are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.

Law Library

Pickup at the Law School is limited to the Law School community. Books will be available for pickup on the ground floor near the Jane Foster elevators, just inside the library area. You will find your item(s) either in envelopes or wrapped in paper. Your item(s) will be identified with your name and sorted alphabetically. Please pick up your item(s) within 10 days of notification. Items may be picked up whenever the building is open.

Library Annex

Pickup at the open garage entrance, signs are posted for direction. There is also a return bin inside the garage if needing to return items. Curbside delivery is available upon request: please call (607) 253-3431 when you arrive at the Annex. A Library staff member will bring your item(s) out to your car.

Pickup times are Monday - Friday; 8 am - 3:30pm.

Mann Library

Once you have been notified that your items are ready, you can pick them up in the mannUfactory (Mann 112). You will find your items on tables individually wrapped or in bags, identified with your name, and sorted alphabetically. Access to contactless pickup is available during our building operation hours.

Curbside delivery is available upon request Monday through Friday, 10am to 2pm. Please visit the Mann Library website for more information about contactless pickup.

Uris Library

Pickup in Uris Library is located in the Uris Clock Tower Lab. The lab can be accessed by using the entrance to the clock tower on the East side of the building and is limited to current faculty, staff, and students with a Cornell ID card. To enter the lab, tap your ID to the panel and then press the accessible door opener. Library material will be wrapped and shelved alphabetically by last name. Large orders may be placed in labeled library bags and staged on the tables to the left as you enter. Please plan on picking up your material within 9 days of notification. 

Pickup hours are Sunday-Thursday 10am-10pm and Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm.

Veterinary Library

Pickup at Vet is limited to the CVM community only. Books will be available for pickup in the Vet atrium.