Your items will remain on the shelf for 5 days.
When possible, please send one household member to retrieve holds. Bring the associated library card for any holds you are picking up.
You may also use the library app to manage all the accounts from one household, and to access digital library cards for each account.
Access to the auditorium will be metered, with patrons lining up at six-foot intervals outside Library entrance closest to the tennis courts / surface parking lot.
Once inside the auditorium, up to four service stations will be available. Library staff will retrieve your holds, check them out to you, and pass them to you with no/limited contact.
Patrons will then exit across the Auditorium, through the doors onto the garden porch and walk down the pathway to the parking lot.
Library bathrooms are closed. Public restrooms are available on the outside of Central Library, facing the Quincy Park baseball field.
Please park in the surface parking lots. The parking garage is currently closed to the public.
Accessibility pickup is available at Central Library for patrons with a physical accessibility issue that prevents them from using our holds-only service model. If you are in need of accessibility accommodation, you can schedule your holds pickup by calling the Library at 703-228-5990.
Accessibility pickup is not available at Express Library locations.
Central library holds pickup is in the Auditorium on the 1st floor – enter from the 10th street parking lot.