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Andruss Express Pick-up

Andruss Express Pick-Up

  • This service is available only to BU Faculty, Staff, and Students with the ability to visit the library
  • Submit any physical book request by 8 am and have it by Noon that day
  • Submit any physical book request by Noon and have it by 4pm
    • Some exceptions will be made if book is missing/damaged
    • Weekend hours for this service will vary depending on staff availability, Please wait to receive email notification before coming to pick up an item
  • Items can be picked up anytime the library is open
    • If requested items are not picked up after 7 days, the hold will expire and items will be reshelved 
  • You will be notified via email when your item is ready to be picked up.
  • Please go to the Circulation desk on 1st floor when you are ready to pick up your items
    • You will be asked to present your BU ID so please have it ready
    • Items will already be checked out to you
  • When you are ready to return the items, please use the book drop 

How To Submit a Request

  1. Go to "BU Books & More" tab on Library's homepage and search for an item
  2. Once you find the item you want, use the "Sign In" option using your Husky ID/Password
  3. Once you've signed in and found your book, click "request"
  4. Fill out the pop up box (only the * starred fields needs to be filled out) and click "Request" again

Questions? email

Document Delivery

Document Delivery Services

  • Document Delivery supplies BU Faculty, Staff, Students, and Emeritus Staff and Faculty with copies of articles and book chapters from materials Andruss Library owns in print or microform.
    • Use the ILLiad system to make requests. If Andruss Library does not own the requested material, then we will try to fulfill your request using Interlibrary Loan.
    • There is no charge to use Document Delivery.
  • Document Delivery request are processed on a first-come, first-served basis as staff time permits.  We will endeavor to get your article to you within 2 working days, but our average turnaround time is about 18 hours.  If you need the item sooner, please visit the library to view or copy it yourself.

    • Excessive requests (more than 5 per day) from a user may be set aside to process requests from other users.  We will return to your requests as time permits.

  • You will be notified by email when your requested material has been scanned. Retrieval instructions are included in this notification.
  • Articles are posted to your ILLiad account as a PDF and are available for 60 days. Please retrieve them promptly.


Please call the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery office at 570-389-4218 [Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.] or 570-389-5166 [Sun.-Thurs., after 4 p.m.] or send an email to Additional information can also be found on our Document Delivery page.

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