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Using Curbside Holds Pickup Services at Bellingham Public Library

Although Bellingham Public Library locations are not currently open to the public for in-person browsing, our staff have consolidated to provide a highly utilized Curbside Holds Pickup Service at the Central Library branch. Research and place holds on items through our online catalog, then follow these steps:

Curbside Holds Pickup Service is available at our Central Library location (210 Central Ave) only.

Items on hold at our Barkley and Fairhaven Branches, as well as holds for Bellingham Technical College, Western Washington University, and Whatcom Community College, are available for pick up at the Central Library.

  • Please call us at 360-778-7275 to set up your pickup appointment time. We’ll be booking appointments for the next seven days.
  • Please come to the library during your scheduled pickup appointment.
  • If we’re serving others at the pickup table, please form a line in the designated area at the main entrance.
  • At the pickup table, please give staff the account name that you are picking up. Items will be ready for each appointment time.
  • Please let staff set the items on the table to ensure that service is contact-free.

For your safety and ours, pick up services are contact-free. We ask that all users maintain appropriate physical distancing (6 feet) and wear a face-covering while picking up holds.

Curbside Holds Pickup Service FAQs

You can request items by accessing your account through our online catalog or by calling 360-778-7323.

  • Just like before we closed, you’ll receive a notification by email, text, or phone when your requested items are on our hold shelf.
  • Call us at 360-778-7275 to set up your appointment time.
  • Curbside holds pickup is available Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Arrive at the library during your scheduled pickup time.
  • If we’re serving others at the pickup table, please form a line in the designated area at the main entrance.
  • At the pickup table, please give staff the account name that you are picking up. Items will be ready for each appointment time.
  • Please let staff set the items on the table to ensure service is contact-free.

Barkley holds are at the Central Library.

Fairhaven holds are at the Central Library.

BTC, WCC, & WWU holds are at the Central Library.

  • We’re accepting returns through the outdoor book returns at the Central Branch. Our other locations are not currently accepting returns. 
  • We’re quarantining returned items for 24 hours before our staff check them in. 

We’re currently not accepting book donations. We’re excited for when we can safely do so again.

Curbside Holds Pickup Service Update in ASL

Courtesy of the Hearing, Speech, and Deaf Center