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Note: Shipping time from another library and/or from MSL to your location could impact the loan time. Items are checked out to your account before they are mailed.

Who can request items shipped to their personal address?

Faculty, staff, students, residents, fellows, and AgriLife personnel currently at a location that does not have a Texas A&M Medical Sciences Library (MSL) branch can request delivery of items to a personal mailing address.

Individuals at a location with an MSL branch, can request items for delivery to their MSL branch for pickup.

MSL branches are located at:

  • College Station Campus
  • HSC Bryan Campus (HPEB)
  • HSC College of Pharmacy - Kingsville
  • HSC Round Rock Campus
  • HSC Temple Campus

Book delivery to faculty offices

Faculty on the College Station can use the option for office delivery in MSL's Get It For Me, see "How do I set up delivery?" below.

What MSL will send?

  • Any item available for checkout at the Medical Sciences Library (see MSL Catalog), except electronic equipment
  • Any item available for checkout at the other Texas A&M Libraries on the College Station Campus (LibCat), except electronic equipment
  • Any item available for borrowing from any other library world-wide

Things MSL will not send

  • Items on reserve and in reference
  • Items in special collections
  • Current journals and bound journals
  • Electronic equipment such as laptop computers, cameras, etc.

How do I request an item?

How do I set up delivery?

  1. Log into MSL Get It For Me with your NetID and password.
  2. On the left side navigation at the bottom under Tools, click on Change User Information.
  3. Change Preferred Loan Delivery Location:
  • Faculty at the College Station campus use Faculty Only: Deliver to Mailstop
  • Individuals outside Bryan/College Station use: Not in B/CS

Note: If you have an MSL branch at your location, your item will be sent to the branch for pickup.

How MSL ships items

  1. MSL or TAMU Libraries items are checked out to your MyLibrary account
  2. Items are sent using the following methods:
  • College Station Faculty: items are shipped through campus mail
  • Outside College Station without an MSL branch:
    • item(s) may be sent through US postal service or other mail service (UPS, FedEx, etc.)
  • Outside College Station with an MSL branch:
    • items will be shipped to the MSL branch for pickup

NOTE: Be sure your address is up to date - (see the Get It For Me FAQ for email/address change instructions).

Returning an item to MSL

  • College Station campus faculty:
    • return directly to MSL
    • use any campus library book drop
    • or use campus mail
  • Outside College Station without an MSL branch:
    • use return mailer and send using the provided instructions
  • Outside College Station with an MSL branch:
    • return to your MSL branch and they will send the item back to the lending library

Renewing a TAMU Libraries or MSL book

NOTE: Recalled, past due, or items already renewed twice, cannot be renewed.

  • Click on the MyLibrary link on the far right side of the MSL website
  • Login with your NetID and password
  • Click on the Checked Out icon
  • Click the Renew Item button

Can I renew a book that is not from MSL or the TAMU Libraries?

Some, but not all books borrowed from non-TAMU libraries may be renewed.
Renewal requests MUST be sent THREE DAYS prior to the due date visible in your Get It For Me account.

  1. Log in to your MSL Get It For Me and click View/Renew Checked Out Items button under the View Requests section
  2. MSL will request a renewal from the lending library and will notify you by email only if the request is denied
  3. Making a renewal request does not guarantee that the renewal will be granted
  4. If you do not receive a renewal denied email in three days,
    check the due date status by logging into MSL Get It For Me
    and click View/Renew Checked Out Items button under the View Requests section of the page

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Email AskMSL or call 979-845-7428

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