Delivery of Library Physical Items to Remote Students, Faculty, and Staff

Our new delivery service is now available to support Fairfield students, faculty, & staff learning or working exclusively from home! This means that physical materials, such as print books and DVDs, can now be shipped straight from the Library to your home. Available only for those that are 100% remote.

Remote students, faculty, and staff will not incur a shipping cost to use this service. Packages are shipped UPS 2 Day, and a UPS return label is included in shipment. The recipient is responsible for lost or damaged materials.

Remote students, faculty, and staff will be able to place requests for home delivery through: 

  • The “Request” feature in the catalog
    • You must be signed into the library catalog (Primo) with your NetID and password. Once you are signed in, the record for each item will display a “Request” hyperlink that you can use for each item and then select the pickup location as “Home Address” and type out your full current home address in the “Confirm Home Address” field before clicking “Send Request”. For a tutorial on how to set up your Primo account see our tutorial.

OR

Returns:

  • Return items to the Library using the provided shipping label. 
  • Materials will be quarantined for at least 48 hours (following guidelines and research from the Institute of Museum & Library Services and Northeast Document Conservation Center) before staff are able to check them in.

Additional information:

  • Home delivery available only to students, faculty, and staff that are 100% learning or working from home, therefore not able to get to campus to retrieve library materials.
  • Staff and faculty can still request to have library materials delivered to their campus office through the Request feature in the catalog.
  • Scan and Deliver service is also still available. Scan & Deliver is an electronic document delivery service for all students, faculty, and staff that allows you to request electronically scanned journal articles and book chapters from the library’s own collections.

Questions? Contact circdesk@fairfield.edu 

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