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Contactless Pickup at the Library

Contactless Pickup at the Library is now available for all current USask students, staff, and faculty. Contactless Pickup can be arranged for borrowing physical items in our collection. Additionally, portions of items such as a book chapter, a print article, or select pages from a book can be scanned and delivered via email.

To request an item:

  1. Search for the item using the Library Catalogue
  2. When you have found what you need, click on the blue "Request Item” button
  3. On the sign-in page, log in with your NSID and password. Choose "Contactless Pickup or Scan" in the Request Unit field
  4. Select “Loan” (a full book or journal) or “Copy” (a scan of a small portion of a book or journal such as a chapter or article)
  5. The details for title and author should automatically be filled in
  6. Include a chapter name or page numbers for a “Copy” request
  7. Click request and accept the copyright statement
  8. Please allow up to five business days for your request to be filled
  9. We ask that you limit your requests to five per day to avoid delays

Upon submitting a request, you will receive an email from the library notifying that your items are ready for pick up. The email will also include instructions to follow upon arriving at the Murray Library doors facing the Arts Tower.

If you requested a scan, you will receive an email from the library with instructions and a link to access your article as soon as it is ready.

Physical items (such as books) can be picked up from the Murray Library 1-4 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). To maintain physical distancing, follow the markings on the ground outside the doors facing the Arts Tower at two-metre (six foot) intervals. Photo identification is required to receive your items.

Newly checked-out items will have a due date of Sept. 30. If you want to return items before Sept. 30, please drop them off in the book drop at the  Murray Library loading dock.

Items from any University Library location can be requested for scanning or for pick up.  Currently, materials from the Library Annex and University Archives and Special Collections are not available.

For more information about Contactless Pickup at the Library, connect with the library via Ask Us.

Contactless Pickup at the Library details are subject to change.

Contactless Pickup Directions

Once you received the confirmation email that the items you requested are ready to be picked up at the Murray Library, what do you do?

Go to the Murray Library. Here is the Murray Building as seen from Campus Drive. Head left to the main entrance.

Approach the entrance facing the Arts Tower. Circled are the main entrance doors where you can pick up your books.

Or, if you're walking from elsewhere on campus, come up to Murray via the rainbow road between the Gordon Oakes Red Bear and Arts buildings. 

As you approach the library, you will see green shields on the pavement. These are physical distancing markers. Please wait your turn if there is a lineup.

When you reach the left-hand door, show your photo ID to our staff members through the window.

Once staff members have confirmed your ID, move to the doors on the right without touching anything.

Our staff members will automatically open the doors from the inside.

There's no need to go in the building! Retrieve your books from the table just inside the doors.

That's it! You can now head home. Thanks for using our contactless pickup service!