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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 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.

Nov 25: Curbside at open locations will be 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Nov 26 (Thanksgiving): All locations CLOSED

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

Mon & Tues: 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 

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
Sat, Nov 28, 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.

Sun, Nov 29, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
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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.

Mon, Nov 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Tue, Dec 01, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Tue, Dec 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Ever wonder what Denali looked like 70 million years ago? Learn about our Cretaceous past in this program! You will need an email... more
Ever wonder what Denali looked like 70 million years ago? Learn about our Cretaceous past in this program! You will need an email address to register.

Wed, Dec 02, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Wed, Dec 02, 11:45am - 12:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Explore a room in one of the longest caves in the world, Wind Cave, and let one of its rangers tell you how it got that way, and what... more
Explore a room in one of the longest caves in the world, Wind Cave, and let one of its rangers tell you how it got that way, and what can be found inside! You will need an email address to sign up!

Wed, Dec 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for high beginners and intermediate... more
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for high beginners and intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Thu, Dec 03, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Thu, Dec 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Visit the Channel Islands virtually, and see what archaeological evidence there is for the woman in the classic children's book "Island... more
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Fri, Dec 04, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Sat, Dec 05, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Sun, Dec 06, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Mon, Dec 07, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - bit.ly/LCPLstorytime
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new... more
Children are invited to join us for a special virtual present: a December-themed picture book to be unwrapped and read! Hear a new story each day this month!

Mon, Dec 07, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Explore how different countries and cultural groups may celebrate the season using our Holiday Cultural Trees exhibit at the Durham... more
Explore how different countries and cultural groups may celebrate the season using our Holiday Cultural Trees exhibit at the Durham Museum. You will need an email address to register.