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ORCA Automated Retrieval System

To request an item from ORCA: please return to the COAST result list and click on the title to see all holdings and to access the

ORCA "Request this item" button.  If you are already viewing the title you want, just click the "Request this item" button.

ORCA ("Online Remote Collections Access") has allowed the CSULB Library to make more space available for student study in the building by relocating some materials in the ORCA retrieval system.  This system saves both space and time for students and faculty!   You can submit your request through COAST from any computer, on- or off-campus.  Request materials from ORCA from your home, residence, or office BEFORE coming to the library and the pick up those materials at the Circulation Desk when you arrive at the building.

ORCA Retrieval Schedule

Requests will be processed daily beginning 30 minutes after building opening hours, and will continue every 30 minutes until 30 minutes prior to closing time.  For example, if you submit a request Sunday night after the Library has closed for the day, your request will be queued and will be available for pickup at 8:15 a.m. on Monday.  If you submit a request on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m., your request will be ready for pickup at 3:30 p.m. the same day.  ORCA requests will be held under your name at the Circulation Desk for 24 hours.


Fall / Spring Semester

First Retrieval

Last Retrieval


1:00 p.m.

11:30 p.m.

Monday - Thursday

7:30 a.m.

11:30 p.m.


7:30 a.m.

4:30 p.m.


10:30 a.m.

4:30 p.m.


Retrieval schedule may vary during extended hours, Winter Session, and Summer Sessions.

Map showing Circ Desk 1st floor as location to pick up ORCA materials.