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Curbside Pick-up for Faculty and Graduate Students

Buley Library Offers Curbside Service with Phased Reopening Monday, July 6

Since Buley Library closed on March 12, many of you have been asking when we’ll reopen our doors.

We’ve got great news — Buley will once again offer checkouts of physical materials beginning Tuesday, July 7. And once we do, you can get the books you want without stepping out of your car.

How it Works

Curbside pickup is simple.

Beginning July 1, go to SouthernSearch and place a hold on the items you want. You’ll then go and select a pick up date and time in the calendar to the left. Appointments and requests must be made the day prior to pick up to ensure we can have your items ready for you. Appoints are avaiable Mondays and Thursdays only.

Please bring your faculty ID card for pickup. After arriving at the loading dock of the Buley Library building at your appointment time, call 203-392-5756 and let library staff know that you’ve arrived. Please be prepared to provide a description of your vehicle, and if you have any special needs or instructions. If you don’t own a cell phone, please call before you leave your home, and our staff will be happy to assist you.

When our staff approach your vehicle, please press your library card against your vehicle’s window (so that we can verify your library card number), and pop your trunk. Staff will then place your holds in your trunk and close it for you. If you don’t have a trunk, our staff will put your holds in the backseat of your vehicle.

If you travel to the library with any mode of transportation other than a personal car, truck, or van, your holds will be placed on an outdoor table for pickup. When you arrive, please have your name and phone number listed on an 8.5” x 11” piece of paper, so that our staff can easily identify you. There will be markings on the ground at least six feet from the table, and we ask that you wait at this line, and remain at least six feet apart from other patrons. Our staff will check your ID, leave your holds on the table, and once they have left, you’re free to collect them.

Once you’re done with your materials, you can return them using our book drop in front of the building.

How We’re Keeping You Safe

Our first priority during this time is to protect the health and well-being of you and our faculty and staff.

Our curbside service is designed to minimize human contact as much as possible. Once you return your library materials to the book drop, they will be placed in quarantine for nine days before they’re placed back into circulation.

Our staff are required to wear face masks at all times.

Head of Access Services