Curbside Pickup

Special Notices:
Pickup your holds curbside and use the bookdrops during limited hours at all locations.
See our curbside pickup page for more information.

Curbside Hold Pickup at Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

Update as of July 7, 2020: All branch locations are back open for curbside pickup and bookdrop returns during limited hours.

As we safely return to some limited library services, the library is excited to announce that we will be offering curbside hold pickup starting Monday, June 1st. Beginning Monday, patrons may come to any of our 5 branch locations (F.L. Schlagle, Main, South, Turner, or West Wyandotte) to pickup their holds Monday-Friday between the hours of 9AM-5PM. Our bookdrops will also be opened up on Monday, June 1st with open return hours of Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM. Bookdrops will be closed again starting Friday at 5:01PM till Monday morning at 8:59AM to prevent a backlog of materials.

How will this hold pickup work? After placing a hold in our library catalog and selecting a branch building to pickup your hold, you will receive an email notice when your hold is ready at your designated pickup location. Grab your photo ID and go to the designated pickup location and call the number (913-295-8250) posted on the signs to reach the staff members inside that branch. You can choose one of two options below for your hold pickup. Scroll down to choose which hold pickup option you would prefer. Let the staff member on the phone know if you would like Car Service or Walk Up Service.

Please Note: All requested hold materials will be held at the library for 7 days from the time the email notice is sent. Curbside Hold Pickup and the Bookdrops are closed on the weekends. These services will only be offered Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM.

Branch Locations & Information for Curbside Hold Pickup

When your hold is available you will receive an email notifying you that your hold is ready to be picked up. Grab your photo ID and drive to the library location you have selected to pickup your holds. Once outside, call 913-295-8250 and then dial the extension below of the library building you are at. The following extensions can get you to a Library Branch:
Press 1 for Main Library
Press 2 for Schlagle Library
Press 3 for South Branch Library
Press 4 for Turner Community Library
Press 5 for West Wyandotte Library



Two Options for Curbside Hold Pickup

Instructions for Car Service Pickup

    If you would like library staff to deliver your holds to your car follow these instructions.
  1. When your hold materals are available, you will receive an email notice that your holds are ready.
  2. Bringing your photo ID, come to your selected pickup site during designated operating hours 9am-5pm.
  3. When you arrive, call the number posted on signs near parking areas to let staff know you are outside and ready to get your holds.
  4. Identify the make, model and color of your car.
  5. Open the trunk, car window, or car door. Otherwise, remain in your car.
  6. Show your photo ID to staff. Staff will not hold the photo ID.
  7. Library staff will automatically check out your materials to your account.
  8. Library staff will place your holds inside your vehicle.
  9. All returns must be made to the bookdrop. Staff will not accept returns.

Instructions for Walk Up Service

    If you would like to walk up to the library door to receive your holds follow these instructions.
  1. When your hold materals are available, you will receive an email notice that your holds are ready.
  2. Bringing your photo ID, come to your selected pickup site during designated operating hours 9am-5pm.
  3. When you arrive, call the number posted on signs near parking areas to let staff know you are here and ready to pick up your holds.
  4. After calling and speaking with a staff member you may walk up and wait for your hold to arrive.
  5. Hold material for walk up will be placed in tubs or tables in the pickup area.
  6. Show your photo ID to staff. Staff will not hold the photo ID.
  7. Library staff will automatically check out your materials to your account.
  8. All returns must be made to the bookdrop. Staff will not accept returns.

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