Borrowing Library Materials

Circulation Services

Please feel free to contact libcircstaff@weber.edu or call (801) 626 - 6545 with any questions you may have about our circulation services.

The third floor book collection is closed to the public, however the Stewart Library is offering circulation of library materials held in the collection to current WSU students, staff, and faculty through an online request for pick up or mail.  Our goal is to provide access to library materials during the COVID-19 closure while also maintaining social distance and safe handling practices for the safety of our patrons and staff.

Online requests are also used for the return of library laptops, webcams, or fragile library materials.

The following materials can be requested: Books, periodicals, videos, music CDs, audiobooks/books on CD, young people and curriculum collection material, laptops, webcameras.  

The following materials cannot be requested: 3D prints, Reserve material, Special Collections or Archives material. 

 

How to Submit an Online Request for Library Materials and Laptops

Please fill out the form at the link provided:  Library Materials Request Form

  1. Make sure to enter all the information required on our Library Materials Request Form.
  2. If you require mail service, you will have the option to select this while filling out the form. Please be sure to fill out your home address accurately; we cannot ship to P.O. boxes or non-residential addresses.
  3. Once your request has been processed, you will receive an email with instructions to schedule your pickup.

If your request cannot be processed due to items being unavailable or because we need additional information, you will be contacted via email.

When your item has been found and checked out to you, you will receive a confirmation email with pickup instructions. If you have multiple materials ready for pickup we can have them ready for you all in one appointment. 

 

Setting up Pickup/Drop-off Appointments

Available time slots for pickup are shown in green during the appointment reservation process; unavailable times are in red. Pickup / drop-off appointments are booked in 10 min intervals to limit crowding and maintain social distancing

Once you select an appointment time, you will be prompted for your name, W#, and the appointment purpose (pick up or return).

 

Directions and Instructions for Pickup/Drop-off

Face masks and gloves will be worn by library staff during pick-up/drop-off transactions, and we ask that you please wear a protective face mask as well.

The drive-up location is at Stewart Library's Main Campus Loading Dock. This is also the location of the University's Shuttle Bus primary drop-off/pick-up stop. When you arrive at your appointed time, please:

  1. Stay in your car and park in our parking stalls, numbers: S001 and S003
  2. Next, call (801) 317-7278 to notify staff of your arrival. Our staff will then exit the building and approach your car.
  3. The staff will ask you to show your wildcat card or show a photo ID to verify identity. 
  4. Your requested materials will be left on a cart to allow staff to maintain a safe distance. 

The walk-up location is at the East Entrance of the Stewart Library.

  1. Approach the East Entrance of the Stewart Library at your appointed time.  Please maintain a social distance of at least 6 ft if there are others in the area.
  2. The doors will be locked, so call (801) 317-7278 to notify staff of your arrival. Our staff will then exit the building with your materials.
  3. The staff will ask you to show your wildcat card or show a photo ID to verify identity. 
  4. Your requested materials will be left on a cart to allow staff to maintain a safe distance. 

The drive-up and walk-up locations are shown on the map below:


 

Returning Library Materials

Library bookdrops are available 24 hours a day at the following locations:

Locations Ogden campus:

  • Stewart Library main entrance - East side
  • Stewart Library main entrance - West side
  • Stewart Library loading/unloading zone by shuttle stop
  • Parking lot W5 East of Lind Lecture
  • Parking lot W8 South of Browning Center and Kimball Visual Arts

Davis Campus:

  • South of D2 Main entrance

Only the following materials can be returned at the bookdrops: Books, periodicals, videos, music CDs, audiobooks/books on CD, young people and curriculum collection material.

If you need to return library equipment, such as laptops or webcams, or fragile library material, you can schedule a return at: https://weber.libcal.com/space/66774. The directions and instructions for returns  are the same as for scheduling a pickup.

 

FAQ's

Who can place an online request?
Any current Weber State University student, faculty or staff can make an online request for library materials.

How do I know what appointment times are available?
Appointments can be made for times during the library’s hours of operation (link here) Available time slots are shown in green during the appointment reservation process; unavailable times are in red.

How many items can I pick up using this service?
We ask that you please limit your request to no more than 10 items per day so we can accommodate all requests. If you have multiple materials ready for pickup, we can have them ready for you all in one appointment. If something is checked out to someone else, your request may be ordered through the regular Interlibrary Loan process instead.

How can I request items to be mailed?
You can request items to be mailed to you by selecting the mail option when you fill out the request form. Please be sure to fill out your home address accurately; we cannot ship to P.O. boxes or non-residential addresses. Receiving materials by mail can take between 5 - 10 days. If you have any questions about the status of your shipment, please contact libcircstaff@weber.edu.

I sent a request but I haven't received a notice yet. Can I come by to pick up/drop off now?
Please wait to arrive at the pickup locations until you are notified by email that your materials are ready. We are quarantining materials for safety so this process will take at least 24 hours, but please feel free to contact libcircstaff@weber.edu if you have any questions regarding the status of your request.

How are you disinfecting library materials?
Your safety is our primary concern. Your material was handled according to WSU and CDC safe handling guidelines. A face mask and gloves were worn by library staff during the entire handling process of your requested material. Your request has been sealed and quarantined for a minimum of 24 hours.