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Newman Library Grab and Go: Home

How does it work?

With Grab and Go you can request physical books from the library's collections and schedule a time to pick them up just inside Newman Library's Alumni Mall entrance. You can request books from Newman Library, the Art & Architecture Library, the Veterinary Medicine Library, and the Library Service Center.

Pickup times are between 10 am and 2 pm Monday through Friday.

Follow these steps to request books through our Grab and Go Service:

1. Place a hold on the books you wish to pick up

Find items in our print collection by searching our catalog. Click the "Place hold" link to place your hold. You will be prompted to log in and you will have to confirm your hold.

We will find the books you've requested on our shelves and you wil receive an email notice when they are ready for you.

2. Schedule a time for your pickup

The notice informing you that your holds are available will direct you back to this page. Simply click the "Schedule a pickup" button and then select a time to retrieve your holds. You will receive email confirmation of your scheduled pickup time. 

3. Come pickup your requested items

When it's time to pick up your items:

  • Drive or walk to Newman Library's Alumni Mall entrance
  • Wait outside and text us at 540-986-4614
  • We will verify your name and text you when your items are ready
  • You can enter via the doors on the left side of the Alumni Mall entrance and collect your requested items from a table in our vestibule

Please note that we will not be collecting returns or answering questions from this service point.

If you have returns, please place them in the return bin located outside of our Alumni Mall entrance.

For questions, contact us using the chat box on this page or text us at 540-986-4614.

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Newman Library Alumni Mall Entrance

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