Curbside Pickup

  1. COVID-19 UPDATE: Curbside Pickup & Book Drop Available  


Curbside Reserve Pickup

Curbside Hours

  • Monday-Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
  • Friday & Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday Closed

How Curbside Pickup Works

  • Reserve items: You can reserve items through our online catalog. If you cannot get online, reserves can also be placed by calling the library at 703-248-5031 (TTY 711).
  • Receive Notification: When your items are ready - usually with 48 hours - you will receive an automated notification via email or text with instructions for Curbside Pickup. If you do not have an email address listed in your account, library staff will call to alert you.
  • Curbside Pickup: Once notified, you can pickup your reserves curbside at 601. S. Oak Street anytime Monday-Thursday between 10 am and 7 pm or Friday-Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm. 
  • When you arrive:
    • Open the trunk of your vehicle Note: If you have to get out of your car to open the trunk, please get back into the vehicle before you alert the library to your arrival. 
    • Call 703-248-5031 (TTY 711) or text 703-520-2484 to let library staff know you have arrived.
    • Staff will bring items out and place them in your trunk, keeping the interaction contactless for the safety of all!

Quick Picks Options

Don’t want to scour the online catalog for specific books? Check out our Quick Pick options, especially useful for Picture Books and Easy Readers.

Safety for Both Patrons & Library Staff

  • Items that you borrow will have been quarantined in the library for at least 2 days.
  • Staff who bring your items out to you will practice social distancing (maintaining a separation of 6 ft) and will wear a mask. They will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer between drop-offs.   
  • When you arrive to pick up your materials, please open your trunk and then stay in your car until library staff finishes delivering your items.