For Immediate Release
Curbside pickup of books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines starts June 24
Fredericksburg, Virginia, June 19, 2020 - Central Rappahannock Regional Library will institute a new curbside pickup service starting Wednesday, June 24.

1. Staff are currently preparing materials that have already been placed on hold. Customers will receive an email once their hold is available for pickup at their branch. Customers can check the status of their holds under On Hold in their online account.

2. Customers can then head to the Curbside Pickup Zone during their branch’s Curbside Pickup hours. At this point, the library is asking customers with pickup at these branches to come on an assigned day to avoid traffic issues.
Fredericksburg, Howell, Porter, Salem Church, and Snow branches:
  • Wednesdays, 1:00-5:00 (last names between A-H)
  • Thursdays, 1:00-5:00 (last names between I-P)
  • Fridays, 9:00-1:00 (last names between Q-Z)
  • Saturdays, 9:00-1:00 (all last names)

Cooper Branch: Thursdays, 1:00-5:00
Montross Branch: Fridays, 9:00-1:00
Newton Branch: Saturdays, 9:00-1:00

There will be no curbside pickup on July 3 or 4.

Curbside pickup is not available at the Towne Centre or Fried Center branches at this time.

3. Customers will park in the Curbside Pickup Zone and text or call the number displayed on the curbside sign. Customers who don’t use a mobile phone can call the library at 540-645-5381 (or 804-224-0921 for Cooper, Montross, or Newton) right before they leave for the library to alert staff to expect their arrival.

4. Once customers are parked in the Curbside Pickup Zone and have let staff know that they’ve arrived, they will pop their trunk, or if that’s not possible, roll down a rear window. For the safety of all, customers should be sure to stay in their vehicle with the doors closed. A staff member wearing a face mask and gloves will check out their materials, bag them, and deliver the bag right to their car.

The library is concentrating on getting the 19,000 holds already in place into customers’ hands, so the ability to place new holds on physical materials will remain paused until existing holds are filled. Customers should keep all checked out materials and donations at home. Fines will not accrue. See for more information on CRRL’s response to COVID-19.
Sean Bonney
Community Engagement Manager

For more information, contact Director Martha Hutzel,, 540-372-1144 x7003.

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