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Contactless Pick-up of Library Materials


We're here for you while libraries are temporarily closed. Items can be held at some locations for contactless pickup.

Important Information about Contactless Hold Pickup:

Items on Hold Shelves Before July 6

Items that were on hold shelves before library buildings closed or placed on hold before July 6 will be held through July 27.

If they are not picked up by July 27, they will be moved on.

If you received a notice that your hold was cancelled before July 27, please disregard it!

If you have an item on hold that shows a "Pick up by" date earlier than July 27, it will be held until July 27.

Picking Up Holds at Hamline Midway, Highland Park, Merriam Park, Rondo, and Sun Ray

Contactless pickup of held items is by appointment only.

You will be contacted by email or by telephone when you have items that are ready to be picked up.

Items will be held for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks, they will be moved on to the next patron waiting for them.

Your items will be checked out to you on the day of your pick-up appointment. Most items will be checked out for 4 weeks (exceptions: mobile hotpspots (1 week) and Book Club in a Bag kits (6 weeks).

Items will be packaged and placed in the numbered pick-up space chosen when the appointment was made.

Pick-up appointments can be made a minimum of 2 hours before the requested pick-up time. Appointments can be made up to 10 days in advance.

Please remain at least 6 feet away from other patrons and/or staff members when picking items up at the library.

Schedule an appointment at:

Picking Up Holds at George Latimer Central Library

You will be notified when your items are ready to be picked up.

Please call the library at 651-266-7000 to have your items placed in a locker.

We will check out your items and place them in a hold locker in the RiverCentre Connection tunnel below 4th Street in front of the library.

Skyways and the tunnel are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tunnel Hold Locker Access Information

How to Pick Up Your Items

Go to the kiosk at the locker station and follow the instructions on the screen.

Swipe your library card through the reader or enter the last 7 digits of your library card number on the keypad.

The door to the locker with your items will pop open.

Your items are already checked out, so all you need to do is take them out of the locker and shut the door.

Call the library 651-266-7000 with any questions.

Contactless Printing & Document Pickup

Contactless pickup of documents is available at these locations:

There is no cost for this service.

How it Works

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