Curbside Pickup

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Mysterious Abandoned Books

Miami students, faculty, staff, and community borrowers can request and pick up materials from Miami University and OhioLINK libraries within the safety of their own vehicles.

Curbside pickup is available at the Gardner-Harvey Library in Middletown, and also at the Rentschler Library in Hamilton and the King Library in Oxford.

See how it works, with Theo-saurus:

1. Place a hold

Place a hold in Books & More or the OhioLINK catalog on the item(s) you'd like, and select Middletown Curbside as the pickup location.

2. Receive an email

When your items are ready for pickup, we'll send you an email to let you know.

It may take a few days for us to process your request and retrieve your items — especially as we first start this brand new service.

Thank you for bearing with us!

3. Drive up

Once your materials are ready, drive up to the Gardner-Harvey Library during our curbside pickup hours:

Tuesday or Thursday

12-4 p.m.

Park in the lot near the library's loading dock — see the map below for more details.

4. Call up

When you're here, call us at 513-727-3222 and let us know.

Texting isn't supported, so please call.

Inside the library, we'll check your items out and bag them up for you.

5. Enjoy!

We'll bring your items out and load them into your trunk.

To keep everyone safe, we'll stay at a distance of at least six feet, wear masks, and wash our hands frequently.

If you need to interact with library staff for any reason, please do us the courtesy of remaining at a distance and wearing a mask.

Happy reading!

Map showing the parking lot near the loading dock on the right side of the Gardner-Harvey Library

What about returns?

This one's easy: use either of the book drops on the road facing side of the building, one at the end of the library closest to the loading dock, and one to the right of the front entrance of the building.

As standard practice, we're quarantining all returned items for at least three days before reshelving to make sure any potential virus dies off. This protects both staff and any Miamians who request those items in the future.



We're here to help! Use our Contact Us page to get in touch with your questions.

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