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Owen Library: Book Delivery Service (Libraries 2 Go)

This service is for:

Pitt-Johnstown faculty members.

There are no charges for this service.

Overview of service:

  • Books and audiovisual materials requested via Get it!, E-Z Borrow, and Interlibrary Loan are delivered by student couriers to any Pitt faculty member's office on the Pitt-Johnstown campus.
  • Expect delivery within 1-2 business days, excluding weekends or holidays. Materials from other campuses and from outside the University Library System may take slightly longer. During the summer term, deliveries are available by special arrangement.
  • Borrowed materials must be returned to Owen Library or a campus library book return box; couriers will not return materials to the Library.
  • A signature is required for all deliveries. In lieu of the faculty member, a departmental administrative assistant can sign for deliveries.
  • Faculty members are responsible for any requested materials once they've been successfully delivered. Even if signed by a departmental administrative assistant, fines/fees stemming from lost or misplaced materials are levied upon the requesting Faculty member's ULS account.
  • If your library account is blocked due to suspension of borrowing privileges, you will not be able to place requests.
  • For each requested item, one delivery attempt will be made. If no authorized signer is available/present, the item will be placed on hold at the Information Desk. You will be notified of the failed delivery.

To place a request:

Library-owned materials

  1. Search for the item in PITTCat+and click through to the full record (you'll be redirected to PITTCat Classic).
  2. In PITTCat Classic, click the Get it! link at the top of the page.
  3. Enter your University Computing Account (email) username and password and click the Login button.
  4. Select Get-it! from the drop down menu, then click the OK button.
  5. If an item has multiple volumes/discs, you will need to select a single volume/disc to request using the dropdown menu. If you need additional volumes/discs, you will need to place separate requests for each volume/disc.
  6. Click on the dropdown menu for “Pickup-Location” and select Johnstown Lending; provide your office location in the comment box.  
  7. Click on the Submit Request button.
  8. You can check the status of your request by looking at the Request Information section of My Library Account.

Materials requested via E-Z Borrow and Interlibrary Loan