Holds Pickup at Main & Murray Scholls


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There’s a new option for picking up your holds at Main; learn about BCL Grab & Go.

Holds pickup is available at both locations.
Two options to pick up materials in HELD status:

Drop in during BCL To Go hours at the front doors 

Schedule an appointment

During BCL To Go, you can pick up your current holds and Book Bundles. Please bring your physical library card.

Main Library
Drop-in Hours (Front of library - Walk-up only)
Monday 10 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday 10 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 7 PM
Thursday - Closed
Friday 1-6 PM
Saturday 1-6 PM
Sunday 1-6 PM

Murray Scholls Branch
Drop-in Hours (Walgreens side - Walk-up only)
Monday - Closed
Tuesday 10 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 7 PM
Thursday - Closed
Friday 1-6 PM
Saturday 1-6 PM
Sunday - Closed

Note: If you want to drive up curbside at the main library, you need to make an appointment. Drop-ins at both locations and appointments at Murray Scholls are walk-up only.

Procedures for BCL To Go:

  1. Decide if you want to drop in (walk-up) or make an appointment (walk-up at Murray Scholls and curbside at Main). Choose the location where your items are held. 
  2. If you choose to make an appointment, they are 30-minute windows. Use the schedule button above to make your own appointment, or call 503-644-2197 during Ask the Library phone hours. 
  3. Masks are required when picking up items. Staff will be wearing masks for your protection.
  4. Preparing for your visit:
    1. For drop-in's (Main & Murray Scholls) and appointments at Murray Scholls, approach the staff member at the table at the front of the library. At Main, please park in the east parking lot. Present your library card or ID. Physical distance must be maintained; if there is a line, please leave 6' of space between yourself and others. Staff will bring out your items and set them on the table. Please wait until staff have moved away from the table before approaching the table to get your items.
    2. For curbside appointments (Main only), park near the cone and table (parallel parking spots off of Hall Blvd), call the number on the sign, and tell staff your name. You may have your materials put in your car trunk or on the table nearby. (If you choose trunk, please open your trunk and remain in the vehicle. Staff will place your items in your trunk, close the trunk, and walk back to the building.) The items will already be checked out to you and you are ready to go! 

Returns are being accepted at the book drop at both library locations. We will not be accepting returns at BCL To Go at Main (on the Hall Blvd side of the building or at the front of the building). At Main, please use the book drop in the drive-through.

Scroll down for FAQ and an instructional video (main library location only).

Main Library - Click to enlarge

Main services map Feb 2021

Murray Scholls - Click to enlarge

BCL To Go MS map

Don't know what to expect during BCL To Go at the main library during a curbside appointment? Watch this 2-minute video.

Don't know what to expect at BCL To Go at Murray Scholls? Watch this 2-minute video.