Faculty Office Delivery

We will deliver library materials from the University Library System (ULS), EZBorrow, and Interlibrary Loan directly to faculty offices located within the prescribed boundaries of the Pittsburgh Campus. Faculty in Law and Health Sciences should consult with their respective libraries for available services.

Deliveries

  • Deliveries can be expected within two days of submitting a request, excluding weekends and holidays. Materials coming from other libraries or locations may take slightly longer.
  • You can designate staff member(s) or student assistant(s) in your department as a proxy using the Borrowing Proxy Request Form. The proxy agreement must be renewed each academic year.
  • A signature is required for all deliveries; only faculty members and their authorized proxies can sign for deliveries.
  • You are responsible for any requested materials once they have been successfully delivered. Even if signed by a proxy, fines/fees stemming from lost or misplaced materials are levied upon the requesting faculty member’s library account.  
  • If your library account is blocked due to a suspension of circulation privileges, you will not be able to place requests or receive deliveries.
  • For each requested item, one delivery attempt will be made. If no authorized signer is available/present, the book will be placed on hold at the ULS Library nearest to the delivery location. You will receive an email from a ULS staff member informing you of the failed delivery.
  • Please return all library materials to a Pittsburgh Campus ULS location; couriers will not return items to the library.

How to request Faculty Office Delivery

Library-owned books

  • Click on any result title in PittCat to see the full details.
  • Sign-in and follow the prompts under Get It to request your item.
  • In PittCat, click the Get it! link at the top of the page.
  • To request book delivery, click on the dropdown menu for “Pickup-Location” and select “Faculty Office Delivery”. 
  • By default, books will be delivered to the University Address listed on your library account. If you’ve since moved to a new office, you can provide the address within the comments field of the request form; however, we encourage all Faculty to keep their office information up to date through your department administrator.
  • Click on the “Submit Request” button.
  • You can check the status of your request by looking at the Request Information section of My Library Account.

Books requested via EZBorrow

  • Once you have selected a requestable title, hit the drop-down menu for “Select a Pickup-Location” and select “Faculty Office Delivery”.

Books requested via Interlibrary Loan

  • If you are using the Interlibrary Loan Request Page for the first time, you’ll need to fill out a page of User Information. Among these fields, you will be asked for a “Delivery Location”. Hit the dropdown menu and select “Faculty Office Delivery”.
  • If you have already submitted this User Information and did not specify “Faculty Office Delivery” as your delivery location, you can change it by going to the ILL Request page and pressing the “Change User Information” button located along the left-hand toolbar under “Tools”.   

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