Contactless Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup

Keeping Everyone Safe

Contactless curbside pick up is available at all of our library locations during library hours.

Foundation Funded

Please text your library card number and name after you park in the designated area

Please call these branches instead of texting:
  • Brooklyn Park: Please call (410) 222-6260
  • Discoveries: The Library at the Mall: Please call (410) 222-0133
  • Severna Park: Please call 222-6290

We offer free wireless printing with a limit of 10 black and white pages per day. Research assistance and book recommendations are available via chat on any page of our website, via phone, and email at askus.aacpl.net.

Don't forget our extensive digital library of tens of thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and streaming movies, online resources for job searching, homework help and eLearning, and virtual programs for all ages.

You need a full-service card to pick up your items via Curbside. To find out about registering for a card or updating a virtual one, see the question below for details.

Here's how it works:

Placing a hold on an item

Place your items on hold with your library card or call your favorite library location. Wait to be notified that your hold is available.

Texting upon arrival

When notified, go to the library and park in designated spaces. Text the phone number listed on the signs in the lot.

Staff placing materials on the table

Please remain in your car until your items are placed on the table and staff has stepped away.

Customer picking up materials

Pickup your items and enjoy!

Watch this how-to video to see how easy it is to pick up your items! Note: our current hours are different than when the video was created.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • Place your items on hold with your library card through the library catalog or by calling any library location.
  • Once you receive notification via email or text that your holds are available, you should drive to the library where the items are being held and park in the designated curbside service location (Discoveries: The Library at the Mall has special instructions in the FAQ area).
  • Text the phone number on the curbside service signage to begin. Some branches are no longer accepting texts but you may call the branch if you would like to use curbside pickup. List of these branches below.
  • Please bring your library card number with you.
  • If you do not have text capability you can also call the branch when you arrive and provide your library card number and name to staff.
  • Remain in your car until staff have placed your items on the designated table. Please wait until staff are at least 6ft away before you retrieve your items from the table.

Please call (do not text) these branches to use curbside pickup:

  • Brooklyn Park: (410) 222-6260
  • Discoveries: The Library at the Mall: (410) 222-0133
  • Severna Park: (410) 222-6290

 

 

Yes, you need a full-service library card to pick up your items. If you already have a virtual card, please call any library location for instructions on upgrading it. To register for a full-service card via Curbside Pickup, more details can be found on our Library Card Information page.

 

All items must be returned in the book drop or inside the library building.