Ohio University

Request and Self-Pickup of Library Materials

Use the Request Button in the ALICE Catlog to request materials

Service Begins June 22

Beginning Monday, June 22, current OHIO faculty, staff, and students can request items from all local library collections for self-pickup. 

Use the "Request" button in the ALICE Catalog.  You will be notified by email when your materials are ready, which will typically be within a few business days, depending on volume and the need to quarantine some materials before lending.

Please note we are unable to ship materials between campuses at this time, but you may request items and go to the campus to pickup your items.  You will need to choose the lending library as the pickup location when making your request in ALICE.

Hours and directions vary by campus location.  See our FAQs for more information. 


Pickup Hours by Campus

Athens Alden Library


10 am - 4 pm

Pickup inside 2nd Floor Park Place entrance. 

Valid OHIO ID is required to enter.

Additional Alden Library directions

Athens Music

& Dance Library


10 am - 4 pm

School of Music affiliates only

Additional Music & Dance Library directions



Begins July 2

M - F 10-3

Pickup by appointment outside the library

Additional Chllicothe Campus Directions


Begins July 2

WED 10am- 12pm

THUR 1 - 3pm

Pickup outside the front entrance of Shannon Hall

Additional Eastern Campus directions


Begins July 2

MON 9-11 am

THUR 2-4 pm

Pickup inside Brasee Hall

Additional Lancaster Campus directions


Begins June 30


12 - 3 pm

Curbside Pickup available

Call 740.533.4622 when you arrive. 


Begins June 25



Curbside Pickup in the south parking lot

Additional Zanesville Campus directions

Directions for Each Campus Library

Each campus has different pickup directions.  

Athens Campus - Alden Library

  • Use your active OHIO I.D. card to swipe into vestibule of the 2nd floor Park Place entrance of Alden Library.  You cannot enter the vestibule without your OHIO I.D. 

  • Your items will have your name on them and will already be checked out to you. Items will be held for 3 business days. 

  • Please observe social distancing if other patrons are picking up items. Limit one patron in the vestibule at a time.  

  •  Enter through the card swipe door and exit out the other side of the vestibule.

  • Make sure the door latches properly behind you when you exit.

  • Masks are required when entering campus buildings, including Alden Library. 

Athens Campus - Music & Dance Library

  • Choose Music & Dance Library for the pick-up location in ALICE
  • You must have swipe or key access to Glidden Hall (Music Faculty & Students only)
  • Items will be placed on a cart, already checked out, in the hallway just outside of the Music & Dance Library

Chillicothe Campus

  • Call 740.774.7202 to schedule an appointment
  • Pickup available Monday thru Friday, 10 am-3 pm
  • Your items will be placed near the Orange Book Drop on the porch of the building
  • Email weaverb1@ohio.edu or call 740.774.7202 with questions

Eastern Campus

  • Pickup available Wednesdays 10 am - 12 pm, and Thursdays 1 - 3 pm. 
  • Email Brad Cecil, cecil@ohio.edu to make an appointment for your pickup
  • Call 740-699-2519 when you arrive
  • You'll pickup your items on the cart outside the front entrance of Shannon Hall

Lancaster Campus

  • Your Checked-out books will be on a cart in the vestibule of the north entrance of Brasee Hall.

  • Material will be individually bagged with only last names visible.

  • The vestibule will be open for pickup on Mondays between 9am and 11am or Thursdays between 2pm and 4pm.

  • The doors will be locked at all other times.

Zanesville Campus

  • Curbside Pickup is available Monday and Thursday, 11am - 1pm
  • Call 740-588-1404 once you arrive on campus and are parked in the south parking lot (between Herrold Hall and State Route 146) near the USPS blue mailbox.
  • Call 740-588-1408 or email hubble@ohio.edu for questions or problems about your pickup

Other Campuses

  • More information about other regional campuses coming soon.

Frequently Asked Questions