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Borrowing from Gumberg During COVID-19

Due Dates

We no longer collect late fines for items returned after their due date. However items borrowed in 2020 and before need to be returned by May 7, 2021, the end of the semester. After this date they will be considered LOST and you will be responsible for paying the lost item replacement fee.

Checking out items today? All regular circulating items that normally have a 16-week loan period, now have a default due date of August 6, 2021.

Need to return items but missed the due date? Don't worry! Return your library items outside of Gumberg next time you're on campus or request a pre-paid UPS return label. We are NOT charging any late fines.

Lost or damaged a library item beyond repair? Hey, these things happen. Email so we can work with you directly on assessing a replacement fee.

Gumberg Library faculty and staff are dedicated to providing access to your research and supplementary materials! If you need an extension or have any questions regarding loan times, due dates, or library-related issues, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Requesting Books Online

For current Duquesne students, faculty, and staff: please follow the steps below to request Gumberg materials for patio pick up or free delivery to your residence (US addresses only). Most items will be available for pick up within three business days.

Use DUQSearch to search for materials. DUQSearch is located on the main page of the library's website, and at the top of most library webpages. 



When you select search, you will be prompted to login with your Multipass credentials, then authenticate using Duo. 

Once logged in, you will be presented with the results of your search. In most cases the number of results will be very large because it defaults to searching for print AND online items. For instance, in the example below there are over 2,500 results.




To lower the number of results, refine your results on the left-hand side of the page. Select Library Catalog Only. Once your results have been refined, you will notice that the number of results is reduced. Search the results until you find what you are looking for. Select Retrieve Catalog Item when you are ready to request the item.




Once you select Retrieve Catalog Item, you will be directed to the catalog record for the item you are searching for. At the top of the page, select the checkmark Request/Hold button above the item.




You will be prompted to enter your name and 16 digit number on the front of your Duquesne ID. Please give at least 3 business days when selecting your "Cancel if not filled by" date.




Library staff will pull your items and have them ready for you to pick up within 3 business days. You will receive an email when your materials are ready for pick up. 

If you would like your items shipped to your residence, please go to Residential Shipping for the most up to date information.