Do you have a book delivery service? Can I request that a book held by one Harvard library be delivered to another for pick up?

You can have a circulating item (that is, one that can be checked out) brought from one Harvard Library to the Circulation desk of that library or another library facility for pickup.  In HOLLIS, under GET IT, look for "Pickup." If the only delivery option is the library where the item is housed, then in that instance it can only be picked up at that Circulation desk.

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