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AC Buehler Library General Guidelines

  1.  Always wear a mask.
  2. Practice social distancing by staying 6 feet apart.
  3. Food and beverages are currently not allowed in the library.
  4. Patrons must disinfect workstations and work areas prior to using and upon leaving.
  5. Stacks are now open, but library materials can still be requested through the library catalog (Bluejay Search) for Curbside Pickup.
  6. Use the book drop in the Atrium to return items.

    We appreciate everyone's help with these temporary measures to assist in keeping us all safe and healthy. Please familiarize yourself with updates from Elmhurst University's Official COVID-19 Updates page.


Please familiarize yourself with updates from Elmhurst University's Official COVID-19 Updates page.

Course Reserves


Materials owned by the A.C. Buehler Library may be placed on course reserve for access by students.  Please complete the Course Reserve form to submit your reserve requests to the library. 


We ask that only REQUIRED readings be placed on Reserve. 

Items borrowed from other libraries (I-Share and ILL items) cannot be placed on Reserve. 

Requesting Reserves: It may take up to 3 days (not including weekends) for items to be placed on Reserve. 

Personal Items: Professors may place personal items on Reserve. Please bring the items to the circulation desk with a printed copy of the reserve sheet or fill out a paper reserve form at the desk. 

Please do not place highly valuable personal items on Reserve unless absolutely necessary. The library cannot accept responsibility for their safe-keeping. 

Reserve Removal: All items will be removed from Reserve at the end of the semester unless the library is notified otherwise. 

Library materials

Return pulled items to the Circulation Desk or checked out items to the Book Drop in the Atrium. Please use our new Bluejay Search to assist you in finding items or contact a librarian by using IM a librarian or emailing 

If you need items from the shelves of the AC Buehler library or via interlibrary loan, you can request those items online. 

Curbside Pick-Up - For items you need from the shelf, can wait until the next day for pick up or if you are requesting an interlibrary loan item, please log into our new catalog - “Bluejay Search” - locate your item and select “Request for Curbside Pick-Up” for our items or “Request through I-Share” if your item is an interlibrary loan. 

Returning items - Please return all items through the book drop at the top of the stairs and to the north of the interior doors in the Library Atrium. 

Course Reserve Items - Some items are available at the Circulation by request. Many faculty have opted to provide course reserve material digitally through their Blackboard courses. Ask your instructor or IM a librarian for help.