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Request Items for Pickup: Books, Media, and More

Begun during the pandemic, we are continuing this popular service.

 

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Use OneSearch to request items (other than articles) in the Pfau Library for pickup.  The example below shows a print book.  The steps are the same for other types of items.

How long will it take?  At least 2 working days.

1.  Run a search (title, author, keyword) for a book or books limited to Books & Media (CSUSB).

   A search for the title, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, limited to Books & Media (CSUSB).

2.  Sign in to My Library Account with your normal MyCoyote login.  Click on the Sign in link in the top toolbar.

                Sign in link for My Library Account

3.  Click on the title of a book.

                            The book, The Beekeeper's Apprentice from the list of search results.

4. On the next screen, click on the Request this item for pickup link. 

REQUEST: Request this item for pickup

5.  Choose a pickup location--either Pfau Library or Palm Desert Campus.  Add any optional comments, then click Send Request.

Pickup Request Form, showing Pickup Location option

There is a limit of 5 active requests at a time per person.

Use OneSearch to request items (other than articles) from other CSU libraries for pickup.  The example below shows a print book.  The steps are the same for other types of items.

How long will it take? 1-3 weeks.

1.  Run a search (title, author, keyword) for a book or books limited to Books & Media (all CSUs).

     A search for the keyword pterosaurs limited to Books & Media (all CSU).

2.  Sign in to My Library Account with your normal MyCoyote login.  Click on the Sign in link in the top toolbar.

                Sign in link for My Library Account

3.  Click on the title of a book.

         The book Pterosaurs From Deep Time from a list of search results.

4.  On the next screen, click on the Request from other CSU libraries (CSU+) link.

5.  If a book has more than one volume, tell us which volumes you want.  No volumes?  Leave this blank.  Choose a pickup location, and a deadline date, then click Send Request.

Email Notification

Items ready for pickup have been checked out to you. You will be notified by email when they are ready to pickup.  

Items are held for pickup at the Check-Out Desk on the first floor of Pfau Library, or at the PDC Library. 

If you prefer to pick your items up from a locker, follow the instructions in the email and notify circ@csusb.edu or PDClibrary@csusb.edu of your preference.

If you choose locker pickup, you will receive another email listing:

  • The number of the locker.
  • The code to open the locker.
  • Instructions for opening the locker.
  • The last day the items will be available to pick up. You will have 3 days from the date of the email to get your items.

Lockers

Lockers are located just inside the unlocked outer doors at the north entrance to the library. 

The north entrance faces the mountains and the Center for Global Innovation. The nearest parking is in Lot N.

                   The lockers just inside the north entrance to the library.          

 

                 Closeup of the locker keypad.

LOCKER KEYPAD INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Go to Locker # indicated in the email.
  2. Tap in Locker Code. Note: The keypads are very sensitive, you may have to type in the code more than once for it to register.
  3. Tap the key marked “ZEPHYR”
  4. Turn the knob to open the locker.

Return items in our Book Return Drop Boxes. There is a drive-up book drop box at the University Parkway entrance to campus. Find it in the turnaround, across from the flagpoles.

LMMC audiovisual equipment should be returned according to the instructions in the email you received when you borrowed the equipment.