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Curbside Pickup Request Instructions 

For patrons who are uncomfortable or unable to enter the library, we are continuing to offer curbside pickup throughout the fall semester. The process for requesting books from the Styberg Library and Northwestern Libraries is slightly different. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please follow these instructions.

To Request Books from the Styberg Library

1. Search for a book in USearch.

2. If it says it is available at the Styberg Library, use this form to request curbside pickup. Please only include one book per request and make sure that it is available.

To Request Books from Northwestern Libraries

1. Search for a book in USearch.

2. If it says it is available at a Northwestern Library, click on the item title to open the full record. Then, select the Sign In link and log in to your library account with your NetID (e.g., abc1234).

3. Once you log in, select the Request Option.

4. IMPORTANT: Select Styberg Library for the pickup location. Make sure to put "Curbside Pickup" in the request notes field.

 View this tutorial or this guide to learn how to do this. 

To Pick Up Your Requests

You will receive an email with an unlock code when your materials have been checked out to you. After you receive this email, your items will be ready for you to pick up. Pickup times are Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. If you are unable to retrieve your items by 4:00 pm on the day you receive your notification, please contact us to make alternate arrangements. 

Items will be placed in a bag with your name on it and put inside the locked and labeled curbside pickup box outside and to the right of the main tower entrance doors. In order to unlock the lock, you will need to rotate the dials on the side with the FortLocks logo to the correct four-digit code. The code to unlock the lock will be included in the email you receive. Please wear a mask and maintain a safe distance of 6 feet from any other person in the pickup area. Also, please use the hand sanitizer wipe affixed to your bag(s) or the bottle inside the box. When you have retrieved your items, please be sure to close the box, secure the lock, and rotate the numbers on the dials. If you have difficulty or questions, please call us at 847.866.3909

Pickup Location: 

Pick up requested items at the main entrance. The gold star indicates where items will be available for pickup.