Pick Up and Mail Services for Physical Library Materials

To help you access as much of the William H. Hannon Library collections as possible while the building is closed, we are offering two services for LMU students, faculty, and staff this fall who need access to materials that are not available in an electronic format.

Pick up at the LMU Distribution Center

Students, faculty, and staff who live in the Los Angeles area can pick up library materials at the Distribution Center (located in P2 of University Hall).

  • Students, faculty, and staff who are not usually authorized to come on campus will receive an email from the Distribution Center to set up their appointment between Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Faculty and staff who are authorized to come on campus can visit the Distribution Center Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. without an appointment.

You can request books from the circulating library collections (Main Stacks, most Basement Storage, Popular Reading Collection, Curriculum Materials Collection), as well as DVDs and interlibrary loan books. Some of these items may be checked out for less than the full semester.

For more information on how to request pickup at the Distribution Center, please see our Library Resources in the Time of COVID-19 LibGuide.

Mail to your home

For students, faculty, and staff who live more than 25 miles from campus and within the United States, we may be able to offer mail delivery of library books. As shipping can be expensive and carry a risk of loss, we encourage those closer to campus to bundle their requests and use the pickup option.

You can request available books from the circulating library collections (Main Stacks, most Basement Storage, Popular Reading Collection, Curriculum Materials Collection). We cannot mail DVDs. Some of these items may be checked out for less than the full semester. For interlibrary loan book requests, we require permission from the lending library to mail your book, so we will let you know if your book can be mailed.

For more information on how to request items be mailed to you, please see our Library Resources in the Time of COVID-19 LibGuide.

International students

For those outside the United States, you have options!

  • Search the library catalog for e-books [YouTube] on your topic or by title to see if we already have an e-book that you could access immediately.
  • If you are looking for a specific title and we do not have it as an e-book, submit a Suggest a Book form so we can check if it is available for us to purchase as an e-book.
  • If you need only an article or section of a book we own in print, we can scan it for you and send it as a PDF. Request through ILLiad, using Article or Book Chapter request forms to receive a PDF. You may need to create an account if you haven’t used ILLiad before (read more instructions). The ILLiad request process also works if we don’t own the item you need, and you’d like to see if we can get a scan from another library. Please note, we can only scan short selections of text. We cannot scan entire books due to copyright restrictions.

If you have any additional questions about these services, please don’t hesitate to contact us.