The Shelby County Public Library is beginning a curbside pick-up process that provides patrons an opportunity to safely borrow items while the Library is temporarily closed. SCPL closed to the public on Monday, March 16 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and patrons have been relying on digital materials since. While SCPL staff and patrons love our many digital resources, we know that often, there is no substitute for a traditional book.
Please only return SCPL-owned items to the book drops. We are not accepting donations at this time. Also, please do not put bags in the book drops.
By having as much of our collection in one place, we can offer a more robust system. All due dates are currently to June 1st, but we ask that you help us offer a better curbside service by returning your items to the Library.
Starting June 1, 2020
Monday–Saturday from 10 AM–1 PM
Thursday from 3–6 PM
The hold system will be reactivated on May 26th.
The curbside service process is designed to be familiar, functional, and easy to use. Curbside service uses our existing holds system but in a renewed way. The hold system will be reactivated on Tuesday, May 26th. The earliest pickup opportunity will be June 1st.
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.
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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.
You can put a hold on books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, and magazines. Reference items cannot be put on hold.
Please return all borrowed materials to the book drop by the due date listed on the due slip.
No. Inter-Library Loan is a process facilitated by an outside organization, and they have temporarily suspended service entirely.