Curbside pick up

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Curbside Pickup

We are offering curbside pick up for select library items.

Please note: we are only able to fill a limited number of orders each day. We also cannot guarantee we will be able to provide all items requested.

If you need assistance completing your request, please call us at 613-342-3936 ext.6401, Tuesday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm, or email

Curbside Pick Up: getting started

    1. Log into our Online Catalogue with you library card (log in button is at the top of the screen).
      If you are having trouble logging in, please contact us at 613-342-3936 ext.6401 or
      If you need a library card, fill out our online form.
    2. Using the search bar, look for a specific item, or choose from one of our drop-down curated lists.
    3. Click the “Place Hold” button next to the item.
    4. Confirm the request by clicking the “Place Hold(s)” button again.
    5. A library employee will contact you to set up a pick up time and date. Please allow a few businesses days for us to process your request(s).

Please double check your contact information is up-to-date by clicking on “My Account”. Email or call 613-342-3936 ext.6401 if you need to update your information.
When speaking with a Library employee, please notify us if someone other than yourself will be picking up the item(s). Library employees may refuse to give materials ordered by you to someone else if you haven’t given us permission.

Curbside Pick Up: picking up your items

Please maintain physical distancing at all times while picking up Library items.

    1. On your scheduled day and time, travel to the Library.
      If you are a vulnerable individual or otherwise unable to leave your home, we will coordinate with you.
      For more information about our location, parking, and bus routes, please visit our Hours and Location page.
    2. During curbside pick up hours, the front doors will be propped open for your convenience. We require everyone entering the Library to wear a face mask or face covering, unless you are exempted as outlined on the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.
    3. Enter the Library and approach the table in the entrance.
    4. Give your name to the Library employee. If you are not able to wear a face mask, please step back from the table while the Library employee retrieves the items.
    5. The Library employee will return with your items in a bag. All items will be already checked out to you or the person(s) for whom you’re picking up. We will be including a list of all your items checked out and a date when the bag was packed, should you wish to isolate the items before use.
    6. Please exit the Library, maintaining physical distancing from anyone not in your household.
    7. Enjoy your Library items!


Returning Library Materials

The Library is only accepting returns of library items at our external drop box, located in our carport on George Street. The drop box is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Returns will not be accepted at the curbside pick up table.

Curbside pick up FAQs

What is curbside pick up?

Curbside pick up is a way for the Library to lend books and other items to the public in a safe way during a public health emergency. Customers are able to place holds on Library materials from home. After you place a hold, Library staff will contact you to arrange for you to pick up the items. Items will be available for pick up at the Library at your scheduled time. After placing your holds, please allow a few business days for the Library to contact you to schedule an appointment as pick up times are limited.

What is the Library doing to protect me from COVID-19?

All items returned in our drop box are isolated for 72 hours before being available to borrow. Staff will record the date your items were packed for pick up on your check out slip, if you wish to isolate items before use. All staff are required to follow increased sanitation procedures prior to handling library materials.

As well, our staff follow guidelines provided by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit before coming into the Library each day and while they are working in the Library to reduce the risk and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Please contact our CEO ( or 613-342-3936 ext.6427) if you want to know more.

What can I request for curbside pick up?

All library items, except for select items from our Experience, reference and local history collections can be borrowed. Please visit our Online Catalogue to select your items.

What if I miss my pick up time?

If you miss your pick up time, you will have to reschedule, but don’t worry, no fines or fees will be charged. Email or call 613-342-3936 ext.6431 to reschedule your time.

What do I do if I need help choosing an item or need help ordering?

Contact us at 613-342-3936 ext.6401 or send us an email ( and we would be happy to help!

What if I'm unable to leave my home or don't have the ability to get to the Library?

With your permission, we will give your library pick up items to someone else for them to deliver for you.
We have partnered with the Volunteer Centre’s COVID-19 Volunteer Response Team to provide home delivery of Library items. 

When we call you to arrange a pickup time, please let us know if you will be sending someone else to pick up your items or if you wish to make use of the COVID-19 Volunteer Response Team. 
Library employees may not give out your ordered items to anyone else if you haven’t given us specific direction.

Are there limits on the number of items I can borrow?

Yes, we have placed limits on the number of items people can borrow at one time. Please visit our Get a Library Card page and open the Borrowing Library Materials drop down list for the number of items each card holder can borrow.

Can I renew curbside pick up items?

No, not at this time.
Thank you for your patience while we fine-tune this new service.

When will items be due?

All items are due four (4) weeks from when we contact you to arrange pick up. We will include a due date slip in your curbside pick up bag. At this time, we are not allowing items to be renewed past their 4 week loan period.

When will the Library reopen to the public?

The Library is open for limited services and hours at this time. Read our COVID-19 update for more information.
The Library follows the regulations set out by Ontario Government, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, and when Library Board determines that it is safe for the public and staff to do so.