Curbside Pickup @ University Library


What is Curbside Pickup?

Adhering to the Flashes Safe Eight principles, Curbside Pickup @ University Library allows you to check out materials via a contactless service at the Kent campus.

How does it work?
  • Simply browse our KentLINK catalog and request the item(s) that interest you.
  • Our staff will retrieve the item(s) then notify you via email when they are ready for pick up.
  • Instructions for pick up will be included in the email notification.
  • After notification, you will schedule a convenient time to pick up your items.
  • Upon arrival, staff will bring the materials out to your car or a contactless transaction.
What items can I request?

You can request items in Kent State University Libraries’ regular circulating collection. This includes many books and DVDs from our Kent campus, branch, and regional campus libraries. Additionally, items from most OhioLINK and SearchOhio member libraries are also available.

Please note that reserve items and some equipment are unavailable.

How long will it take to get my items?

Due to the logistics of this service, some requests may take longer than others. We have a limited number of operating hours and staff in some of our libraries. For example, requests for items at campuses other than your own will take time to transport from location to location as will items from branch locations (Architecture, Fashion, Map, and Performing Arts libraries). We aim to process requests as fast as possible.


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