Curbside pickup is available at Rentschler Library on the Hamilton campus.
Personalized service — with extra personal space!
Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11, you can request and pick up library materials through a new curbside service.
1. Place a hold
Place a hold on the item(s) you’d like, and select “Hamilton Curbside Pickup” as the pickup location.
2. Get an email
When your items are ready for pickup, we’ll send you an email to let you know. It may take a few days for us to process your request and retrieve your items — especially as we first start this brand new service. Thank you for bearing with us!
3. Drive up
Once your materials are ready, drive up to Rentschler Library during our curbside pickup hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12noon – 4pm
Park in the designated library pickup parking spot on the other end of Wilks Conference Center (near Phelps Hall) — see the map below for more details.
When you’re here, call us at 513-785-3235 and let us know. Texting isn’t supported, so please call. Inside the library, we’ll check your items out and bag them up for you.
We’ll bring your items out and load them into your trunk. Please have your trunk open or unlocked when library staff arrive with your materials. To keep everyone safe, we’ll stay at a distance of at least six feet, wear masks, and wash our hands frequently.
For safety, staff wear masks, wash their hands frequently, and stay at least six feet apart.
If you need to interact with library staff for any reason, please do us the courtesy of remaining at a distance and wearing a mask.
What about items requested through OhioLINK?
You can also use curbside service to pickup items you requested through OhioLINK. When you request an item through OhioLINK, select “Hamilton Curbside Pickup” as your location. When you receive the email that your items have arrived, follow the directions listed above for curbside service.
What about returns?
This one’s easy: use the book drop slot on the outside of Schwarm Hall, next to the archway.
As standard practice, we’re quarantining all returned items for at least three days before reshelving to make sure any potential virus dies off. This protects both staff and library users who request those items in the future.
What if I’m not in Hamilton?
King Library (Oxford) and Gardner-Harvey Library (Middletown) also offer curbside pickup. Click on the respective links below for specific details for each campus.
King Library (Oxford) curbside service
Gardner-Harvey Library (Middletown) curbside service
We’re here to help! Call 513-785-3532 or contact us via chat or email.