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Library Materials Pick-up (LaMP) Service

Library Materials Pick-up (LaMP) Service: Library staff will retrieve materials from the shelves and hold them for you at the circulation desk for up to a week for you to come and check out.  We pull materials once a day Monday – Friday, so it can take several days depending upon the timing of your request.  We will email you you’re your items are ready.

First   -  Go to the library website and search BearCat, (the SUNY Potsdam Library Catalog), for the items.   

screenshot of library website home page with BearCat links circled

Second - Sign in.  You will use your SUNY Potsdam login.  If you are already logged into another Potsdam service, like e-mail, you will go straight through.  Otherwise you will be directed to the SUNY Potsdam Login screen.

screen shot of sign in links within the library catalog (BearCat)

Third - Click on the item that you want us to get for you and click on the “Request Library Materials Pickup” link from the middle of the page.  Click the "Send Request" link that pops up.  Note: The "Request Library Materials Pickup" link does not show up unless you are logged in and looking at a single item.  It is NOT on the longer list of results.  If you are not seeing the link, make sure that you are searching ONLY the SUNY Potsdam Library Catalog and not Everything

Screenshot of "request library materials pickup" link and box that pops up to submit request

Fourth – You will receive an e-mail confirming that you have requested the material.  

FifthOnce we retrieve the item from the shelf you will receive an e-mail telling you it is ready for pick-up.

Please direct any procedural questions to and any research questions to  Help with researching and locating items is available through our 24/7 Chat service.  If our library does not have the item you want, you can ask us to get it for you from another library using our Resource Sharing or ILL services.


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