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Borrowing from Gumberg During COVID-19

COVID-19 Library News

Due Dates

Checking out items today? All regular circulating items that normally have a 16-week loan period, now have a default due date of May 7, 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

Picking Up Materials In Person

Holds Pickup:

  • In-person contactless pick-up service during Gumberg’s open hours will resume Monday, January 18, 2021.
  • Once library staff locate and process your item requests, they will send a pick-up notification to your Duquesne University email.
  • Pick up your bagged items from the designated area across from the Circulation Desk any time Gumberg Library is open. Library hours
  • A library staff member will check your ID and ensure you receive your items. 
  • Please wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us by email or phone at:

‚Äč*Items will be returned to the shelves if not picked up within two weeks of the email pickup notification. 

Shipping Materials to You

Can't get to Gumberg to pick up your materials? Simply respond to the pick up notice you received in your email with your current address. We will ship the items to you through UPS. You'll also receive a pre-paid UPS return label to use when your items are due back to Gumberg Library.