Beginning Fri., April 24, the library will offer contactless, curbside pickup by appointment only. Due dates on all items have been extended to June 1. Staff cannot accept in-person returns. Please return materials to the Mount Vernon Street book drop.
Curbside Pickup

  • Place your holds. You can call 236-5205 to request materials (limit 5 items to keep phone calls short), or place holds through the library’s catalog (standard limit of 50). Phones will be staffed during regular business hours.

  • Schedule a time for pickup. When you receive a call that your items are ready, schedule an appointment for pickup.

  • Follow the signs. Drive to your assigned pickup stall and call the number on the sign to let us know you have arrived. Alternate arrangements will be made for people who walk or bike to the library, and for those who don't have a mobile phone.

  • Collect your items. A cart with your checked-out materials will be brought out by a staff member and placed in front of your stall. You also have the option of opening your trunk for items to be placed inside. Please maintain proper social distancing when leaving your vehicle to retrieve your items.
Once books are returned, they will be quarantined for at least three days.

Holds that were filled before the Safer at Home Order will be the first to be available.

Home Delivery and Interlibrary loan remain suspended at this time.

Thank you for your patience as we provide services in a new way that’s safe for everyone. Wait times may be longer than usual or you may receive a busy signal when you call to request materials. We look forward to seeing you soon!
If you are sick, please stay home.
Do not come to the library to pick up your materials.

Under the Safer at Home Order, the building remains closed to the public.