The ReCAP courier delivers to six locations around Columbia University Libraries and four for NYPL. Each delivery point is a secure location accessible only to authorized staff. Deliveries are made 2:00-4:15 a.m., Monday to Friday. Following a holiday weekend, deliveries arrive in the early afternoon.
CUL off-site collections are delivered in sealed plastic totes or on rolling wooden carts. Not all locations can receive deliveries on wooden carts. For more information on ReCAP courier consult transfer schedule website.
The courier must obtain a new ID card every year in the summer. The new ID card is obtained at the ID Center in 204 Kent Hall. Courier need not be present. Updating swipe access is done at the Security Office in 112 Low.
Upcoming non-delivery days are listed on the ReCAP website and announced via postings on CUL Notes. Past suspensions are recorded in the Non-Delivery Day Log.
Permission to request most special collections is strictly limited to authorized department staff. For authorization contact the ReCAP Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org and (212) 851-5621.
Delivery points in sequential order:
Sequence and timing of delivery have changed since the opening of ReCAP in 2002. Enhanced access to delivery points has allowed deliveries to occur earlier in the morning. Deliveries arriving 1:00-5:00 avoid traffic in heavily congested areas, accruing savings in time and fuel.