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Linda Hall Library Services During Covid-19

On July 13 the Linda Hall Library began offering selected services to the public including:

  • Curbside pickup and return of up to 10 items per day from our circulating collection between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (certain exclusions apply*)
  • Up to seven requests for limited digital content delivery per week (certain exclusion apply*)

These services are available at no charge to:

  • Adult patrons
  • Corporate Borrowers
  • Special Arrangement Patrons

To Request Materials and Curbside Delivery:

  • Log into your Primo account at the LHL online catalog site
  • If you do not have a Primo account, you may create one by filling out a Registration Application or by contacting the Reference Services department (816.926.8701)
  • Find the item you would like to request; click on the request button in Primo. For detailed instructions on requesting materials in Primo, visit Using the Library page
  • Approximately 24 hours after submitting your request, you will receive an email advising that the materials are ready for pick-up
  • Follow the instructions for pick-up indicated in the email notification

Curbside Pickup Excludes:

  • Conference proceedings
  • Technical standards and reports
  • Government documents
  • Serials
  • Maps
  • Non-print materials.

Onsite Research

Beginning August 10, the Linda Hall Library will accommodate visits for research purposes only. Patrons with research needs requiring the use of non-circulating Library materials will be able to do so in the following manner:

  • The Main Reading Room and the History of Science Reading Room will be open for research by making a reservation Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • A limited number of reservations will be available each day
  • Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance by completing and submitting this form
  • All Library materials to be used during your visit must be listed on this form. Materials and their call numbers may be found by searching in Primo
  • After your reservation is confirmed, you should request the materials you plan to use through Primo. For help with requesting materials, visit our Using the Library page
  • Questions should be directed to the Reference Services department (816.926.8701)

Onsite Safety Protocols

All Library patrons must adhere to the following safety protocols while in the Library:

  • Face masks are required; if you do not have one, a new disposable mask will be provided
  • Your movements within the building will be limited to the Main Reading Room or the History of Science Reading Room and the nearest public restroom
  • All stack areas, including the Mezzanine, will remain closed to patrons
  • You will be asked to select a seat that will become your reading room location for the entire length of your visit
  • All library materials used by patrons, either in-house or checked out, will be quarantined for seven (7) days before reshelving. During the quarantine period, these materials are not available for use

Non-research related visits will not be accommodated at this time to minimize the number of people in the building, and to protect the health and safety of all patrons and staff. Your cooperation and understanding are greatly appreciated.