New Curbside Pickup Service

UTSC Library Curbside Pickup Service

Starting July 13, the UTSC Library will offer a Curbside Pickup Service for print books not available through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). Students, faculty and staff are eligible to use this service. Initially, the service will only provide access to books housed in the UTSC Library stacks and not collections located in The BRIDGE Library. 

Students, faculty, and staff may place online orders for books starting Friday, July 10; pickups in the Library entrance will begin on Monday, July 13, and will continue daily Monday to Friday, 11:00 – 11:30AM and 4:00 – 4:30PM. 

Eligible materials 

Only books from the general stacks that are not already available via the ETAS are eligible. This includes most academic books, popular books, DVDs, and the cookbook collection. Course reserves (STL), micro text, government publications, reference materials, and tech lending are not available for curbside pickup. 

We apologize that inter-campus and inter-library loans are also not possible at this time. 

Making a request 

  • Find your book(s) in the library catalogue

  • Click the Get Help button in the search results or the catalogue record. 

  • The system will check whether your book is available via the HathiTrust ETAS. 

    • Available: You will be provided with a link to the book at the ETAS. (Note: you will then need to log in to HathiTrust to access the full text.) 

    • Not available: Continue following the prompts to place your curbside pickup request.  

  • You will receive an automated message when your request has been received. Staff will check the shelves for your requested book(s) and contact you about any that are not available. 

  • Please wait to receive a final e-mail with a pick-up date and instructions. 

Picking up your books 

The UTSC Library curbside pickup service is operating from the front entrance of the library. Please enter the ARC building through the ARC Quad doors and proceed down the hallway to the library. When you arrive, please follow these steps: 

  1. Enter the library via the marked east doors and keep to the right, following the signs in the library front entrance. 

  1. Show your T Card to library staff from the marked distance. 

  1. Collect your items, which will be packaged in a brown paper bag labelled with your name. 

  1. Exit the library via the marked west doors and exit the building via the ARC Quad doors. 

Please note that you must wear a mask while on campus. Do not bring friends or family with you. They will be asked to wait outside. 

Loan details 

Periods: All loans have been extended to no earlier than August 31, 2020. 

Returns: Please return items via the drop box in front of the library. 

Limits: There is no limit, except the limit normally associated with your library account