Book lockers now available at four branches

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The Main, Rooker, McMath, and Terry branches now have book lockers available as a hold pick-up location.  These lockers give you a chance to check out your holds at your convenience, even if the best time for you is when the branch is closed. You’ll need to choose a locker as your pick-up location when you place your hold(s).  You’ll receive your preferred form of notification once the hold is ready.  Just as with our indoor hold shelves, you’ll have five business days to pick up your items.

Once you arrive at your branch of choice, you’ll find the lockers waiting. At Rooker and Terry, the lockers are beside the book drop; at McMath, they’re near the entrance. At Main, they’re just outside the entrance to the Bobby Roberts Library, where library services to the public will continue during the Main renovation.


Q:  How long do I have to pick up things from a book locker?
A:  Five business days, the same as any other hold.

Q:  What if I only want some of the items in my locker?
A:  When a locker opens, everything in it will be checked out to you.  Please drop everything you don’t want into the location’s book return.

Q:  Why won’t the locker let me pick up my holds after I give it my card number?
A:  Your account may have expired, or you may owe over $100 in fines, or your holds might exceed your check-out limit.  If you have any concerns about your account status, please visit or contact a branch during business hours.

Q:  Can I make the text on the screen any bigger?
A:  Yes!  Three blue buttons at the very bottom of the screen offer you some accessibility options.  The one on the left will adjust the height of the Patron ID panel, the one in the middle will increase font size, and the one on the right will adjust screen contrast.

Q:  What if I can’t reach the highest or lowest lockers?
A:  Please contact the branch at which the lockers you’re wanting to use are located.  We’ll be glad to accommodate you by placing your holds in a locker more accessible to you once we know what you need.