How To: Request a Book for Pickup

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Due to COVID-19, the Libraries have made many changes to our operations this semester. The Hunt Library stacks are closed, reservations are required for seating, and CMU affiliates will need to place a hold on materials through an online reservation system.

To request materials from Hunt, Sorrells, and Mellon Libraries or our offsite locations, follow these steps:

  1. Search for the books they want through the library catalog.
  2. Once you locate your materials, you will be prompted to log in with your Andrew ID and password, and then you can select either “request” or “request scanning.”
  3. Once your holds are pulled by Libraries staff, you will get an email to make a reservation to select a date to pick up your materials up.
  4. Holds are available for pick-up at the circulation counter of Hunt library by the next business day, and staff will hold them for a week. 


Have questions? Contact Amy Perrier, Interim Head of Access Services, at 412-268-7216 or