Beginning Tuesday, July 7, the Geoffrey R. Weller Library will provide contactless pickup and mail delivery of print books to students, staff, and faculty. This service will follow provincial and institutional COVID-19 guidelines for the safety of our staff and university community.

To serve our remote and regional patrons, mail delivery will be available to those located outside the Prince George area (within Canada). Inter-office mail delivery will be available for faculty on-campus.

This service complements our on-demand chapter scanning service and online interlibrary loan service. For any questions or comments about our services feel free to contact us at librarycirculation@unbc.ca.

Who can use this service?

Current UNBC students, faculty, and staff to prioritize the teaching and research needs of the university. We plan to extend this service to UNBC alumni and external borrowers; please check this page for updates.

What can be borrowed?

Books from our circulating collection. What can’t be borrowed: short-term loan items, equipment, markers, and reserve readings.

When can I pick up my books?

Books can be picked up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 10 am - 2 pm at the south/Agora entrance. These hours are subject to change due to future demand of this service.

Due dates and fines?

All borrowed items will be due September 16, 2020 (at the earliest). No fines will be accrued before this date.

Where can I return?

Library books can be placed in the return bins located outside the Library doors in Building 5. The books will be quarantined for 24 hours before recirculating for the safety of staff and patrons.

Located in Prince George?

Contactless Pickup

  • Go to the UNBC Library Catalogue and click “Request” on the item(s) you wish to request
  • Wait for an email notification telling you your hold is ready
  • Come to the Library's south/Agora entrance doors for contactless pickup with your UNBC ID in hand
  • Phone us at 250-960-6613 when you arrive at the front door OR alternatively, knock loudly on the front door near the small green table, during the pick up times below
  • Stand at least six feet from the table and the items will be placed on the pickup table by a staff member
  • Please return the items in the return bin in front of the Library when finished.

Located outside Prince George?

Mail Delivery

  • Go to the UNBC Library Catalogue and click “Request” on the item(s) you wish to request
  • Please note mail delivery and your mailing address in the notes field
  • Your item(s) will be shipped via Canada Post
  • You will receive a shipping return label to return items. If to Prince George, these items can also be returned on-campus.

Faculty/Staff member located on-campus?

Inter-office Mail Delivery

Please note that only items that fit in inter-office mail envelopes will be sent, otherwise items will need to be picked up at the Library for Contactless Pickup.

  • Go to the UNBC Library Catalogue and click “Request” on the item(s) you wish to request
  • Specify in the notes field “inter-office mail delivery”
  • The requested items will be sent to your office on-campus via interoffice mail
  • Please return the items in the return bin in front of the Library when finished.