Health Sciences / Morningside Delivery Service

Please select an option and review the guidelines below before continuing.

Use the form at the bottom of this page to send comments and questions about this service.


  • Eligible Users
    The Health Sciences Library/Morningside Heights Campus Delivery Service is limited to current students, faculty, and staff at Columbia University, Barnard College, and Teachers College having a registered University Network ID ("UNI") and password.
  • Eligible Materials
    Any circulating book in good condition.
  • Non-Eligible Materials
    Journals; reserve material from any library; reference material from any library; items from the Butler Media Collection; any materials from the Rare Books & Manuscript Library or other special collections; any materials with the CLIO locations Avery or Fine Arts; any materials from Barnard College collections (temporarily); and materials housed in any of the Libraries' offsite shelving facilities.
  • Pickup and Return Locations
    The delivery service is between libraries on the Morningside Heights campus and the Health Sciences Library only. Books should be returned to the library where you received them.
  • Delivery and Hold Periods
    Requested items will be delivered within 3 - 4 business days.  Materials will be held for 10 days for pickup.
  • Circulation and Renewals
    Materials will circulate according to the owning library's policies.  Books delivered via the HSL/Morningside Service may be renewed, provided there are no other patrons waiting for the item. (To renew electronically, consult CLIO.)
  • Fines
    The standard fines policies of the library that owns the material will apply. Please note that the Health Sciences Library charges fines to all patrons including faculty and officers.
  • Request Limits
    The Libraries reserve the right to limit the number of requests per day that will be filled for a person, depending on the number of overall requests received and available staff.

How to request book delivery service

  1. Choose one of two options:
    • Request Delivery of a Health Sciences Library book to a Morningside Heights Campus Library.
    • Request Delivery of a Morningside Heights book to the Health Sciences Library.
  2. Authenticate to use the service.
  3. A CLIO record or citation can be pasted into the Web-based request form.
  4. After submitting the online request, a confirmation message will appear on the screen. If you do not see this message, please re-submit the request.
  5. Within 3 - 4 business days, you will receive e-mail notification that the item is available or an explanation if it is not available.
  6. You may check the status of the item in CLIO at any time.

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