SANTA ANA, Calif. – Beginning on June 16, 2020, library patrons can now pick up their holds thanks to OC Public Libraries new contactless Curbside Pick-up service. This announcement follows the reopening of book drops on June 9 as OC Public Libraries continues to follow State and County guidelines.
This service is available today at all County library branches with the exception of Costa Mesa Donald Dungan library, which will launch contactless Curbside Pick-Up on June 20.
Contactless Curbside Pick-Up will be available Tuesday through Friday from 12-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours for contactless Curbside Pick-up vary at the Laguna Hills Technology library and Laguna Woods library. Please contact those locations directly for curbside service availability.
Library users who wish to pick-up new library books through contactless Curbside Pick-Up can do so in six easy steps:
- Place items on hold online at catalog.ocpl.org.
- After receiving notice via email or phone that the item is ready, drive to the library.
- Call the number on the sign upon arrival.
- Wait for staff to place items on the outside table and return inside.
- Once staff returns inside, retrieve the items.
- Enjoy your reading, and return items to the book drops when done!
OC Public Libraries continues to provide a wide variety of virtual programs, including Virtual Storytimes, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) crafting projects, food literacy demonstrations, teen gaming, fun activities, and more. These can all be accessed at ocpl.org/virtualprograms.
Additionally, the library has curated a dynamic list of resources that can be used for at-home learning for all ages available at ocpl.org/elib/elearning.
Book donations are not being accepted at any library location until further notice.
For more information about OC Public Libraries and updates on service expansion, visit ocpl.org.