Click & Collect: Contact-Free Pickup  

Click & Collect will move to a drive-up model in the parking lot behind Swem the week of August 3 - August 7. We are doing construction inside Swem, and the front lobby will be closed.

W&M Libraries provides contact-free pickup of library materials, such as books and media equipment. Users can collect items Monday-Friday from 10AM-2PM in Swem Library’s lobby and from 9AM-12:30PM at the Wolf Law Library, and on Thursdays, 1PM-4PM, at VIMS Hargis Library. Click & Collect will be available for the fall semester.

Please follow health and safety guidelines when collecting library materials:  

  • Wear a mask. Face coverings can be reusable or homemade cloth masks, dust masks, or surgical masks. 
  • Maintain social distance of 6 feet. 
  • Show your W&M ID for pick-up. 

Contact-free pickup is limited to the W&M community at this time for safety of the community. 

All W&M library buildings are closed until further notice. This decision was made in consultation with university administration and the emergency management team. Library users will not be allowed inside library spaces, but will be able to pick up library materials in designated locations (i.e. Swem lobby). 

Users may request materials held at all W&M libraries. Law items will be available for pick-up at Wolf Law Library, and VIMS items at VIMS Hargis Library. Materials from all other branches (Business, Music, Chemistry, Physics, Learning Resource Center at the School of Education) will be available for pick-up at Swem Library. 

Users may send someone else to pick up his/her items. Simply email authorizing the person to pick up, and we will add a note to your materials. 

How do I request library materials for pick-up?  

Request library materials for pick-up through your library account at  

  1. On the homepage, click on “My Account” located under the catalog search box.  
  2. Click on “W&M Users” 
  3. Login to your library account with your W&M credentials 
  4. Search the catalog  
  5. Click on item title 
  6. Under “Find or Request,” click “Request.”  

Library staff will notify you via email when your materials are ready for pick-up. We appreciate your patience as we begin this service.  

You can collect items Monday-Friday from 10AM-2PM in Swem Library’s lobby and from 9AM-12:30PM at the Wolf Law Library, and on Thursdays, 1PM-4PM at VIMS Hargis Library. 

We will hold your items for 7 days after notification. 

Requesting media equipment 

For media equipment, visit and request an item(s): 

  1. Click on "Reeder Media Center" in the "Equipment Booking" box.

  2. Select equipment by clicking on the item's image.

  3. Select the available time that you would like to pick up the item in the booking calendar. Available time slots are green in color. 

  4. Click "Add to Cart" to continue browsing equipment or "Add to Cart and Check-out" if you are ready to complete your booking.

  5. Log-in to your account using your W&M credentials. 

  6. Click on the blue "Continue" button after reading the loan agreement.

  7. Fill in the booking form.

  8. Click "Submit" and you will receive a confirmation email message with the details of your booking, as well as a link to cancel your booking if you change your mind.  

If you have a need for equipment not listed in the catalog, email your request to

Loan periods for equipment for this contact-free pick-up period are 7 days.  

Users can pick up media equipment Monday-Friday, 10AM-2PM, in Swem’s lobby. User must indicate pick-up time in the equipment booking form.