Library Access & Curbside: Holds & Returns

Library Access & Curbside Holds Pickup

Available Monday - Saturday

 

Find Your Library's Schedule:

Library Hours and Times
Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas, & Saratoga Mon-Sat 10am-6pm library access, 3-4pm curbside.
Gilroy & Morgan Hill Mon-Wed 1-6pm and Thurs-Sat 10am-6pm library access, 3-4pm curbside.
Campbell Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm and Fri-Sat 10am-6pm library access; no curbside services. Learn More.
Woodland Mon-Sat 1-6pm library access; no curbside services. Learn More.
 

Curbside Holds Pickup
Staff will deliver your holds to the trunk of your car by appointment, at all locations except Campbell and Woodland Libraries.

 

Expanded Access
Welcome back to the Library! Your holds will be available inside the Library. Expanded areas of the Library are available for browsing, computer and printer use. No appointment needed. Available at all locations including the Campbell Express Library at the Campbell Community Center. Not available at the Campbell Library (on Harrison Ave).

 

Library Returns
You can return library materials into library book drops at all hours, seven days a week (24/7). Available at all locations including the Campbell Express Library at the Campbell Community Center. Not available at the Campbell Library (on Harrison Ave).

Please DO NOT make a curbside appointment until you have received a hold notification from the library, saying that your holds are ready for pickup.  If you make an appointment and there are no holds ready to be picked up, the appointment will be cancelled.  For the Library or walkup holds pickup service, your holds will not be available until you have received a hold notification from the library, saying that your holds are ready for pickup.

How Does Curbside Holds Pickup Work?

  • Visit your pickup location during your scheduled appointment.
  • Follow the signs to the Curbside Holds Pickup.
  • When you arrive, park in one of the Curbside Holds Pickup spaces, if available.
  • Call the number listed on the sign and provide your name, appointment time, make/model/color of your car, and let them know you are there for a curbside appointment.
  • Staff will deliver your holds to the trunk of your car by appointment.
    • Please wear a face covering if you get out of your car or if you have your windows down to speak with staff. Thank you.

How Does Expanded Library Access Work?

  • No appointment is needed for Library access, Monday-Saturday (see schedule chart, above).
  • Face coverings and maintaining six foot distance from others is required to enter.
  • You can find your holds, browse the expanded Library spaces, pick up an available book bundle if desired, use the self-check machine to check out, and use the public computers and printers. Enjoy!
  • All materials should be returned in Library's book drop.

How Do I Return Library Materials?

  • You do not need an appointment to return items.
  • Returned material may be placed in the manual book drop at each library, which is open 24/7. Please do not leave them in the lobby.
    • Face coverings and maintaining 6 foot distance from others is required.
  • Please allow several days for the returns to be removed from your account.

What Steps Do I Follow?

  • Step One:
    Place items on hold at sccld.org, or call (408) 540-3947 for assistance (phone call hours: Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm).
    • You must have a physical card to place holds on, and check out, physical items from the library. If you need a new library card, or to convert your eCard to a physical card, please call the Account Questions line at (408) 540-3945, Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm (phone call hours).
  • Step Two:
    Once you receive confirmation that your holds are available, make a curbside appointment online, or make an appointment by calling us at (408) 540-3947.  Skip "Step Two" if you prefer to use the Expanded Library Access (no appointment needed).
  • Step Three:
    Visit the library Monday-Saturday (see schedule chart, above), to pick up your holds. Enjoy!

How Do I Make an Appointment?

  • Choose the library where your items are being held, from the list of libraries below.
  • Select any available appointment time, up to ten days in advance of the current date, within Monday-Saturday (see schedule chart, above).
    • Please note: Only one appointment is needed to arrange holds pickup for multiple library accounts.
  • If you need assistance or would like to schedule an appointment by phone, please call (408) 540-3947, Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm (phone call hours).

FAQs


Make A Curbside Appointment

Below, click on the library where your holds reside to make a Curbside Appointment.
Note: As discussed above, no appointment is needed if you decide to use the Expanded Library Access.

Make A Curbside Service Appointment

Cupertino Library Curbside Service

Make an appointment online.

Gilroy Library Curbside Service

Make an appointment online.

Los Altos Library Curbside Service

Make an appointment online.

Milpitas Library Curbside Service

Make an appointment online.

Morgan Hill Library Curbside Service

Make an appointment online.

Saratoga Library Curbside Service

Make an appointment online.
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