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Curbside pick up now available!

Curbside Pickup

Please do not arrive at the library until you receive the notification that your holds are ready for pick up. (You do not need to wait for a notification if you are picking up prints.)

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Curbside service is available at all LCPL locations. Just place a hold using our catalog or our callback service (219-769-3541, ext 4). We'll let you know when it's ready so you can pick it up safely. Here's how it works.

Related: Are Library Materials Safe to Borrow?

Used to Browsing? Not Sure What to Get?

Walk-in hours or browsing appointments are now available! Or, check out our staff recommendations. You can also give us a call or use our Ask a Librarian form to request a recommendation - just let us know what you like, and we'll make a personalized suggestion.

Prefer to live on the wild side? Fill out our surprise bag request form and we'll put together a bag of five surprise items based on your taste!

If you have a lost item on your account, please contact us before using curbside pick-up.

Curbside Hours:

Note: Hours are subject to change based on staff availability and weather.

cedar lake branch Cedar Lake: 219-374-7121

Mon: CLOSED

Tue - Thurs: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Fri & Sat: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Sun: CLOSED

dyer-schererville branch Dyer-Schererville: 219-322-4731

Mon: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Tue: CLOSED

Wed & Thurs: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Fri & Sat: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Sun: CLOSED

griffith-calumet township branch Griffith-Calumet Twp: 219-838-2825

Mon: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Tue: CLOSED

Wed & Thurs: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Fri & Sat: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Sun: CLOSED

highland branch Highland: 219-838-2394

Mon - Wed: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Thurs: CLOSED

Fri & Sat: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Sun: CLOSED

hobart branch Hobart: 219-942-2243

Mon - Wed: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Thurs: CLOSED

Fri & Sat: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Sun: CLOSED

lake station new chicago branch Lake Station-New Chicago: 219-962-2409

Mon: CLOSED

Tue - Thurs: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Fri & Sat: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Sun: CLOSED

Merrillville Branch Merrillville: 219-769-3541

Mon & Tue: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Wed: CLOSED

Thurs: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Fri & Sat: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

Sun: CLOSED 

Munster Branch Munster: 219-836-8450

Thurs - Sat hours will change after walk-in hours begin Oct 26!

Mon & Tues: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Wed: CLOSED

Thurs: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Fri & Sat: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Sun: CLOSED 

st. john branch St. John: 219-365-5379

Mon - Wed: 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Thurs: CLOSED

Fri & Sat: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Sun: CLOSED

Here's How Curbside Pickup Works:

1: Place your hold.

Search the catalog for the item you want and click "Place Request" or a book with a magnifying glass. Search for you item and place a hold.use our callback service to let us know what you want (219-769-3541, ext 4)

• Not sure what you want? Use Ask a Librarian or the callback service to ask for a recommendation based on your taste!

• Filling holds will take at least one full business day after the item is listed as available in our catalog. Thank you for your patience!

2: Wait for your hold notification.

• Do not come to the library until you receive your notification!

• We highly recommend using email notifications because they contain detailed instructions. You can use them in addition to text message notifications. Here's how.

• You'll have 7 days to pick up your holds once you receive your notification.

• You must pick up all available holds; we won't leave available holds on the shelf for later.

parking space sign reading Curbside Pickup 1. Call phone number.3: Go to the library and park in a designated curbside pickup spot. Stay in your vehicle with the windows rolled up.

If you leave your vehicle we will not deliver your items.

• Walked or biked to the library? Here's how to use curbside service without a vehicle.

4: Call the number on the parking spot sign and press 1

• Don't call until you're actually in one of the special curbside parking spots, even if you have to wait for someone else to pull away!

• If the line is busy, just hang up and try again. There may be many people at your branch picking up items!

• Have your library card number ready. We'll need you to read it to us to make sure you get the right items.

• If you won't be able to exit your vehicle to get the items from the hook due to mobility concerns, please let staff know at this time. We'll work with you to hand off your items safely.

• Don't attempt to place further holds using this phone line. Holds are only accepted via callback service or through the catalog.

5: STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE with the windows rolled up. A staff member will arrive shortly and hang your items on the hook in front of your vehicle.

You may exit your vehicle to pick up your items after staff have gone back into the building.

• Don't attempt to return materials during your pick up. Use the drop boxes instead.

6: Enjoy your library items!

an open book with hearts emerging

Curbside Without a Car

If you'll be walking or biking to the library to pick up your holds, just follow these instructions:

1: Call your branch once you receive the notification that your holds are ready for pick up.

2: Let us know you'd like to walk to the library to pick up your holds and we'll give you a pick up time and specific instructions for where to wait at your branch.

3: Arrive at the appointed time and call your branch to let us know you're here. 

4: Receive your items and head home to enjoy!

Upcoming Events
Tue, Oct 27, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books... more
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Tue, Oct 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville Library - Zoom
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Small Great Things." Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up during curbside hours at... more
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Small Great Things." Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up during curbside hours at Dyer-Schererville a month prior to the event.

Wed, Oct 28, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children from birth through 23 months and a caregiver are invited to tune in weekly for a 10 to 15-minute lapsit program that fosters... more
Children from birth through 23 months and a caregiver are invited to tune in weekly for a 10 to 15-minute lapsit program that fosters child development and pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Oct 29, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All... more
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All books are available on Hoopla or Overdrive.

Thu, Oct 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join a ranger in Crystal Cove State Park in California, and learn about tidal pools as she explores one live! You must have an email... more
Join a ranger in Crystal Cove State Park in California, and learn about tidal pools as she explores one live! You must have an email address to register. 

Thu, Oct 29, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Face masks are required. Social distancing will be maintained.

Fri, Oct 30, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer... more
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety.

Sat, Oct 31, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books... more
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Sat, Oct 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library - Zoom
This Halloween, join us on Zoom in full costume for our contest. Must have email and video capability. We will have prizes, so come in... more
This Halloween, join us on Zoom in full costume for our contest. Must have email and video capability. We will have prizes, so come in your best! *All costumes must be family appropriate.

Mon, Nov 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Celebrate 100 years of women voting with Seneca Falls Historical Park and Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument! You'll need... more
Celebrate 100 years of women voting with Seneca Falls Historical Park and Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument! You'll need an email address to register.

Tue, Nov 03, 6:00am - 6:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
We are the polling location for Precinct 6 in Lake Station. If you need to confirm your polling place, please call the Lake County Board... more
We are the polling location for Precinct 6 in Lake Station. If you need to confirm your polling place, please call the Lake County Board of Elections at 219-755-3795 .

Canceled
Tue, Nov 03, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Dyer-Schererville
Teens, come hang out with your friends and play board games! Bring your favorite game or play one we already have!

Canceled
Tue, Nov 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Dyer-Schererville
Meet with your friends, eat snacks and help plan future teen programs at Dyer-Schererville!

Wed, Nov 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Important changes are coming to Medicare in 2021. Do you know what they are? Come and get the answers you need to your other Medicare... more
Important changes are coming to Medicare in 2021. Do you know what they are? Come and get the answers you need to your other Medicare questions, as well. An email address is necessary to join.

Thu, Nov 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us for a night of virtual trivia! This game will feature general trivia questions. Test your knowledge and win a prize! Ages 11 -... more
Join us for a night of virtual trivia! This game will feature general trivia questions. Test your knowledge and win a prize! Ages 11 - 17. Registration is required for this virtual event.