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Curbside pick up now available!

Curbside Pickup is Here!

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 now 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?

We have some recommendations. Or, use our callback service or our Ask a Librarian form to request a recommendation - just let us know what you like, and we'll make a personalized suggestion. And of course, there's always a library appointment.

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: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tue - Thurs: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sat: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sun: CLOSED

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

Mon: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tue: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Wed & Thurs: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Fri: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sat: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sun: CLOSED

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

Mon: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tue: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Wed & Thurs: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Fri & Sat: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sun: CLOSED

highland branch Highland: 219-838-2394

Mon - Wed: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thurs: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fri & Sat: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sun: CLOSED

hobart branch Hobart: 219-942-2243

Mon: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tues: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wed: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thurs: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Fri & Sat: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Sun: CLOSED

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

Mon: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tue - Thurs: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fri & Sat: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SUN: CLOSED

Merrillville Branch Merrillville: 219-769-3541

Mon & Tue: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Wed: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Thurs: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Fri & Sat: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sun: CLOSED

Munster Branch Munster: 219-836-8450

Mon & Tue: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wed: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thurs: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fri & Sat: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Sun: CLOSED 

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

Mon - Wed: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thurs: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fri & Sat: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 4:00 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!

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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: Press 4 to leave a message telling us that you'd like to walk to the library to pick up your holds.

• Include your name, a phone number to reach you, and your branch.

3: We'll call you back to schedule a pick up time and give you specific instructions for where to wait at your branch.

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

5: Receive your items and head home to enjoy!

Upcoming Events
Wed, Sep 30, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Thu, Oct 01, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Fri, Oct 02, 10:30am - 10:45am
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Sat, Oct 03, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
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Sun, Oct 04, 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, Oct 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Mon, Oct 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Earn volunteer hours while helping us plan teen programming and services. For grades 6-12. The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. You... more
Earn volunteer hours while helping us plan teen programming and services. For grades 6-12. The meeting will be conducted on Zoom. You must register with an email for meeting invite/details.

Tue, Oct 06, 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 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Tue, Oct 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Wed, Oct 07, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
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Wed, Oct 07, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Your school day might be weird right now. Imagine what it was like for pioneer children in 1872! The Homestead National Monument will take us on a tour through time. You need an email to register.

Wed, Oct 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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Professor Jaime Wagman explores the intersection of race and class as women in the Midwest fought for the right to vote. You'll need an email address to attend.

Thu, Oct 08, 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.

Fri, Oct 09, 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.