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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.
We are currently accepting returns of borrowed materials. You can drop them in the Book Drop inside the lobby of the Central Ave Building (CAB). Swipe access is required to enter the Central Ave Building (CAB).
Due dates for all borrowed materials have been extended to December 24, 2020.
Returned materials will be quarantined for 7 days after being checked in.
Do not return books from libraries other than the Van Houten Library and Littman Library.
Unfortunately, the Van Houten Library is not accepting donations of any kind during the COVID-19 pandemic. Any donated items will be discarded.
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.