Library curbside delivery launches June 15

June 15, 2020
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
University Librarian
June 15, 2020

Dear faculty colleagues:

I am delighted to announce that after almost three months of closure, starting Monday, June 15, 2020, you can now check out books again from the Rivera and Orbach Libraries’ circulating collections via drive-up Contact-Free Curbside Delivery .

Pick-up will be Monday through Friday from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the Rivera Library loading dock.

To use this service, submit a paging request  from the UCR Catalog for the books you need. Within 24-72 hours you will receive a notification email that the material is ready to be picked up. Directions, phone number, and other details will be included in the email.

You will drive up, call the library staff, and they will bring your books and place them in your trunk. Please have your UCR ID ready to show through the car window.

We understand the impact that the closure of our physical libraries has had on research and teaching.  While we have done everything possible to make resources available online (see for the complete list of resources and services)-- researchers also need physical library collections.  At least half of our collection will be available through this service.

This is our first stage in opening up access to materials in the physical libraries again.  We hope to see you soon!