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Remote Materials Pick-up

Pick-up of Remote Learning Materials

The library is offering patrons an opportunity to pick-up materials to meet your remote learning needs. Should multiple patrons desire the same book, the first request placed will be honored. This service can also include materials already on hold for you, items stored in your locker at the GTU main campus library or materials left on a desk or table in the SFTS library.

As we want to maintain social distancing and safety for all, we will set an appointment schedule to ensure only a single patron will be arriving at any given time. Please read these instructions for a smooth pick-up. 

We do not currently have a regular courier service operating between library locations. Items are being transported once a week between the main library and the SFTS branch. We are unable to retrieve materials from off-site storage at this time.  

  1. Please place holds on all the items you would like to pick-up in the GRACE library by clicking the "request" button above the title of the book. Items that are located in your home library and available on the shelf are ready to be reserved.  If you are unable to place holds or need help doing so, email or chat with the librarians on the GTU library website. 
  2. After you have placed all your holds, please fill out the form below. You will need to know the total number of items that are available on the shelf and include that number in the form. If you have materials already on hold for you, items in your locker (GTU) or on your assigned table (SFTS) that you would like, include that information as well. 
  3. After we have your materials gathered, we will arrange a time for you to pick them up outside, contacting you via phone and/or email you list on the form. Please do not come to the library at any other time than your appointment, as we will be maintaining social distancing.

Due to staffing levels and the safety of our employees, we encourage you to limit the number of times you need to visit the library to pickup materials. Library services depend on what the changes to the Shelter-in-Place rules allow. 

Need help with this service? Chat a librarian or watch this tutorial.

Please note: For your safety, we are quarantining materials for 7 days, and these will remain on your account during that time. Don't worry, you will not be charged fines during that time.

Information about requesting curbside items from UCB libraries appears on this page, below the form.

Remote Materials Pick-up Form

Curbside pickup at UC-Berkeley libraries

GTU member school students, faculty, and staff can now pick up materials from UC-Berkeley Libraries.

To set up or renew your UCB library card

GTU students and faculty can renew existing and request to set-up new library accounts remotely since the libraries remain closed to in person services. They can email privileges with the following information: full legal name (including middle name if they have one), preferred name if different, mailing address, email, telephone number, and proof of current enrollment or employment at GTU. Proof of enrollment could be a screen shot of your class schedule.

If they are renewing an existing account they should also include their current library card number.

Please note: this service is not available to community patrons, alumni, ATLA reciprocal borrowers, or other categories of cardholders, but borrowing cards can be purchased from UCB directly.

More information on getting a card

Instructions for requesting items for pickup at UCB libraries.

As with our curbside service, please request as early as you can. Items may take several days to be pulled, depending on volume.