Library Introduces Page and Pickup Service

October 12, 2020

Dear UCLA Faculty:

UCLA Library is pleased to offer a new Page and Pickup service for circulating materials from our general stacks. These include items from the Arts, Biomed, Geology, Management, Music, Powell, and Science and Engineering libraries as well the Charles E. Young Research Library and general circulating material from the Southern Regional Library Facility and the Law Library. Library Special Collections, materials available online via the HathiTrust, and audiovisual materials are excluded from the service at this time.

The initial pilot phase of the Page and Pickup service is open to UCLA faculty only. As the Library adjusts workflows and monitors capacity, we expect to increase service to include all currently enrolled UCLA students followed by eligible UC students.

To page and pickup materials, please search the UCLA Library catalog for your item. If it’s available, select the “Request for Pickup (UCLA only)” option located in the blue box. The limit for outstanding requests per patron is 20 items. We will strive to turnaround your paging request within four business days, dependent upon the volume of overall requests balanced with our staffing capabilities. We will notify you by email when your items are ready for pickup. A single pickup station is located under the covered porch of the Charles E. Young Research Library. Current pick up hours are Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Bring your UCLA BruinCard with you; it is required for pickup.

Please note: recalling books from another library patron is not enabled at this time. If you need a book that is currently checked out, please use the Interlibrary Loan service. Also, items which normally circulate for two weeks or less are not eligible for Page and Pickup. If you wish to request these items, please use the PETDOR+ process to register and request digital versions of qualifying short-term loan items.

When picking up materials, please prioritize the safety of our Library staff by adhering to all campus COVID-19 safety regulations. These guidelines include wearing of face coverings at all times (covering the mouth and nose) and physical distancing requirements of six feet between patrons and staff.

While our library buildings remain physically closed due to Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines, we will continue to innovate services to keep you connected to UCLA Library. For questions about the Page and Pickup service or to resolve general issues such as bills, questions of eligibility, etc., I invite you to email yrl-circ@library.ucla.edu.

Please stay safe and take care.

Best regards,

Virginia Steel
Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian