The AOK Library is now fully open. More can be found at myUMBC.


Contactless Pick-up Service

To assist with your research needs, while protecting the health and safety of our patrons and staff, the AOK Library is offering contactless loans of available library materials.

To Request Materials

Request books, dvds, CDs, and laptops for contactless pickup:
For books and media, search for your item as usual in the catalog and click on "Request." For laptops, search the catalog for "UMBC laptop," select from Dell, Macbook, or Chromebook in the search results, and click on "Request." When your item is ready, you will receive an email to schedule your pickup time.

Digital Media Lab (DML) equipment:
Visit the physical lab in room 216H to borrow A/V equipment. Info about available models can be found online.


Contactless Pick-up


Schedule your contactless pick-up

Eligible Patrons:
UMBC library card holders, USM and LNDL faculty, staff, and students.

Eligible Items:
Available library materials are requests you have placed via the Catalog or ILLiad and you have received an email message that the materials are available for pick-up at UMBC.

These include:

Remember, for each of these options, you must first receive an email informing you of their availability.

Pick-up Limits:

Pick-up Appointment Hours:

Scheduling a Pick-up Appointment:

  1. Place a request for the item(s) in the Catalog, via ILLiad .
  2. Wait for the “Hold Available” email message
  3. Schedule a pick-up time
  4. Arrive during your pick-up timeframe. Visitor parking is available in the Walker Avenue Garage.
  5. Proceed to the first floor of the Library via the main entrance to retrieve the package labeled with your Last Name. The contactless staging area is identified with a “Contactless Pick-Up” sign.

Contactless Returns of Books and Media

Patrons may drop off books and non-DML materials on campus 24 hours without physical contact. See our campus map with drop off locations, which are in the Atrium of the Library and on the curb by Parking Lot 7 on Walker Avenue.

Equipment Returns