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Curbside Pickup

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Central Park Library has started our contactless Curbside Pickup service. Stay safe and get your Library materials in a socially distant fashion, with grab-and-go service - just follow the instructions below!

*All Library materials will be quarantined for at least 72 hours. This may delay hold requests to ensure the items are safe for check out.

Curbside Pickup Hours:

*Curbside Pickup will be closed July 3 & 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Monday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Wednesday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

If you are having issues with placing a hold in our library catalog, please visit our Classic Catalog or click into the item record to complete the hold. 

A tutorial is available on the Library's YouTube channel for placing a holding using our catalog systems.

Please note that our library has a 10 item hold limit!

Curbside Pickup Process:

  1. Place a hold (max 10 items per card) through the Library Catalog.
  2. You will receive a notification when your item is Ready for Pickup
  3. When you arrive at the Library, park your vehicle in the designated pickup area and call 408-615-2993. Library staff will be outside to assist you. 
  4. Happy reading!

Curbside Walk-Up Process:

  1. Place a hold (max 10 items per card) through the Library Catalog.
  2. You will receive a notification when your item is Ready for Pickup
  3. When you arrive at the Library, park your vehicle on the East side of the Library and walk to the front of the library. Please follow the signs and arrows to the designated location for pick-up. Our staff will be available to help you with your pickup. We ask that you have your library card number ready to help staff assist you in this process. 
  4. Happy reading!

Returns: 

Returns are now being accepted through the Central Park Library’s Bookdrop during Curbside Pickup Hours. Don't worry about late charges. Return materials when you can. Check your account to renew items or give us a call at 408-615-2970 for staff assistance. 

*All Library returns will be quarantined for at least 72 hours. Your items will not be checked in right away. Please wait at least 72 hours to verify that your items have been removed from your account. 

Library Closure:

*All Santa Clara City Libraries remain closed to the public.The Libraries have undergone deep cleaning but will not reopen until determined to be safe.The City is taking a deliberate and measured approach to  expanding curbside pickup at the Mission Branch Library, Northside Branch Library, and the Bookmobile in order to follow all safety protocols and ensure that sufficient resources are available.    

Our staff and patron safety is the highest priority. We know patrons are eager to get back to the library and look forward to getting back to full service when it is safe.Until then, we have increased our digital collections of eBooks, downloadable audio, and streaming movies.

Questions?: 

We will also be continuing to provide services to our community through phone communication and with our online services. For help with Library services, online materials or general information contact reference at 408-615-2900 Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 In addition, our Library offers our community the ability to contact our librarians through email for their information or research needs. Please reach out to us at librarians@santaclaraca.gov

If you wish to renew your library materials, have questions about your library account please contact customer service at 408-615-2970 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Using eBooks & Library Resources during Library Closure: 

Apply for a digital card now. Please provide an email with your registration that will allow for us to contact you with your library card number and pin number.p

Library resources are available 24/7. Access eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and newspapers like the New York Times and San Jose Mercury News remotely from your home with your Santa Clara City library card at sclibrary.org. 

For the latest updates, visit the City of Santa Clara website, and follow the City on Twitter, @SantaClaraCity.