Delivery Desk

McKim building, second floor

Using the Delivery Desk

To request In-Library Use items from the research collections, please visit the Delivery Desk on the 2nd floor of the McKim Building. See map for location

Please have:

  • your Boston Public Library card
  • the title and call number of the item you want
  • at least 30 minutes for staff to retrieve your item

At the Delivery Desk, fill out a retrieval slip give it to the desk staff. They will hand you a pager; when the pager goes off, your items are ready to be retrieved. Note that the pager will only work inside the library's two buildings.

Requests are taken up to the last 25 minutes before closing time. Magazines over five years old are in remote storage and may take at least 24 hours to retrieve. You may also call ahead to request a title.