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Contactless Curbside Pickup @ the Van Houten Library

The Van Houten Library will provide curbside pickup of books or media materials for current students, faculty, and staff.
Request and Pickup of Books and Media Materials


Contactless curbside pickup is available throughout the fall 2020 semester.

At this time we are providing access to physical items from the Van Houten Library. Interlibrary loan requests for physical items are also being accepted at this time.  For items belonging to the Littman Library, follow the steps on how to place a request and schedule a pickup time and date.

Contact free curbside pickup schedule is:  Monday to Friday from 9am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-5:30pm, and  Sunday 1pm-8:30pm.

To support social distancing efforts, the library is operating with limited staff. We will fill your requests as quickly as possible.

Step 1: How to Place a Hold

To request items from the library, search Primo Discovery and place a hold request for the item. If you need help locating an item, please use the "Live Chat: Ask the Library" service.

1. Sign in to the library catalog


2. Click Request


3. Click Send Request


Step 2: Reserve a Curbside Pickup Appointment

Library materials requested from the Van Houten Library are available at either the Circulation Desk or via Contactless Curbside Pickup. No pickup appointment is needed if you wish to pick up your items at the Circulation Desk.

Pickup schedule is available:  Monday to Friday from 9am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-5:30pm, and  Sunday 1pm-8:30pm.

If you would like to use the Contactless Curbside Pickup option, click the button below.  Select a time and date for your pickup.

Step 3: Curbside Pickup Location

  • Upon arrival at the Van Houten Library's designated Curbside Pickup location which is located in front of the Central Avenue Building on Bleeker Street (by Lot 7).
  • Remain in your car and call 973-596-6371.
  • Please have your NJIT ID ready to hold up to the window so we can confirm your patron account. If you have designated someone else to pick up your materials, they should have their driver's license ready.
  • The library staff will bring your item(s) to you and put them in the trunk of your car.
  • View campus and parking map.


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