Curbside Service

Borrow items while the library is closed

Utilize curbside service

Curbside service provides patrons an opportunity to safely borrow items from the library without having to come in. SCPL closed to the public on Monday, March 16 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and reopened on Tuesday, July 7. 

Please return all borrowed materials to the book drops by the front and rear doors.

How does curbside service work?

The curbside service process uses our existing holds system with different results. Instead of you coming in to pick up your items, we bring them to your vehicle.

  1. You browse our catalog online and find the items you want to check out. You can place a hold on up to five items through the online catalog or by calling the Library at (502) 633-3803, Monday–Friday from 9 AM–4 PM. Our catalog is available online and is updated instantly after items are added or borrowed.
  2. As your requested item(s) are available, you will receive a phone call or email from the Library letting you know your item(s) are ready to pick up.
  3. After receiving a call or email from us, come to the Library during curbside service hours (listed above), park in the two lots the Library, and follow the instructions on the posted signs. 
  4. A staff member will bring your bagged item(s) to your vehicle and place them in your trunk or backseat. A due slip will be included in the bag.

Please stay in your vehicle while the staff member is bringing your items out. If you have items to return, please return them to the book drop after the staff member has returned to the building. 

Curbside Service Hours

After we reopen on July 7, curbside service will continue on a limited basis.

Monday–Wednesday & Friday from 10 AM–4 PM

Thursday from 10 AM–6 PM

Saturday from 10 AM–1 PM

Video Tutorial: How to Place a Hold

Frequently Asked Questions

How many items can I put on hold?

The hold system is limited to five total items per patron. This includes the limit of three DVDs per adult card, three audiobooks, three magazines, and other existing restrictions.

What kind of items can I put on hold?

You can put a hold on books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and magazines. Reference items cannot be put on hold.

When do I pick up my items?

You will receive an email or phone call from the Library once your item has been pulled. Note that if the item is not available because someone else has it checked out, you will not receive the item until the current patron returns it and the item has been quarantined for 72-hours. 

Once you have received a notification that your item(s) are ready, usually within one or two business days, you have three business days plus Saturdays to pick up the item(s) during Curbside Service hours:

Curbside service hours are Monday–Saturday from 10 AM–1 PM with additional hours on Thursdays from 3–6 PM.

How do I return items I checked out through the curbside system?

Please return all borrowed materials to the book drop by the due date listed on the due slip.

I have a fine on my account. Can I check out materials from the Library through the curbside system?

We want as many people to be able to use our resources. Contact us at (502) 633-3803 during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9 AM–4 PM) or message us on Facebook anytime.

Can I request an inter-library loan?

No. Inter-Library Loan is a process facilitated by an outside organization, and they have temporarily suspended service entirely.

Parking Map

We strongly encourage you to use Washington, 8th, and College Streets to access the Library. The City of Shelbyville is replacing water lines near 7th Street and College Street.

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