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Alumni Library Services During COVID-19: Home

Borrowing Items from Main Campus

Libraries remain closed, but Main Campus re-starts lending for Cleveland Clinic Caregivers.  

Which items can I borrow?  Search the Library Catalog and to view item's location =Main Campus and status = available.

Can I borrow items located at the regional hospitals?  Not at this time because these libraries are not open yet.

Can I borrow items from OhioLINK or other libraries?  Not at this time because most libraries remain closed.

How can I borrow an item?

  1. Go to the Library Catalog, find the item you want to borrow, click the item's title. 
  2. Place a hold by clicking Request This Item. Must have a Library Account and password/PIN.
    • Library staff will pull the item and email you when it is ready to arrange a pick-up time. 
    • Pick-up times are between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
    • Ten minutes prior to the arranged pick-up time, library staff will place the item on a cart outside of the library front entrance, where you can retrieve it. 
  3. Return your item through the library’s drop box, located in the wall outside of the library, next to the time clock.

Can regional hospital caregivers borrow items? 

  1. Regional hospital caregivers can borrow items that circulate throughout the health system from Main Campus only.
  2. Caregivers must pick up and return items at Main Campus.  Items cannot be sent OR returned via interoffice mail.

How are items renewed during COVID-19?  

  1. May 12 forward: No automatic renewals for MaIn Campus caregivers only.  Automatic renewals continue for items checked out by Regional Hospital caregivers.
  2. Items were automatically renewed for ALL caregivers from March 17-May 11.

How are fines handled during COVID-19?

  1. Fines accrued between March 17 - May 11 will be waived.
  2. Fines resume for overdue items as of May 12.

Where can I return items? 

  1. Main Campus' book drop is located outside the library next to the time clock.  
  2. Keep items borrowed from Regional Hospitals while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.