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BEACON Express Guide: Home Delivery

Since the status of "Return to work on Lab" is fluid, we can only deliver print books by mail when at least one library staff is allowed to go on Lab. If you want to know whether or when a library staff will be able to process your request, please send an email to

Home Delivery

1. To check out a JPL Library book and have it sent to your home address by mail, go to the BEACON homepage and search for the book you wish to check out:


2. From the search results, click the title of the book:


3. Click the "Request Item (BEACON Express)" button:


4. Log in using your JPL username and password if not already logged in:


5. Choose "JPL Library - Mail to home address" from the drop-down menu and enter the address of the location where you would like the book mailed:


6. You will see a screen displaying the message "Create Request submitted."


7. Once a library staff member ships you the book, you will get an email confirmation showing the title, due date and other information about the checkout:

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Contact the JPL Library

For additional information about any JPL Library resources and services please contact us:

  1. Slack #help-library
  2. Email:
  3. Phone: 818-354-4200
  4. Visit Building 111, Room 104 (the HUB) at JPL: 24/7 access with badge