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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Lobby Holds Pickup

Main Library Lobby Holds Pickup

You no longer need an appointment to pick up your holds at the three San Mateo Public Library locations - Main Library, Hillsdale branch and Marina branch. An additional time slot of 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Mondays at the Main Library has been added. 

Limited computer appointments will be available at each location during open hours.  Appointments can be made online or by calling (650) 522-7818 Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 

How does lobby pickup work?

  1. Place holds on the items you want in the library catalog.  
  2. When your holds are ready, you will get an email, phone message or text message saying they are “READY FOR PICKUP.”
  3. Not sure if your holds are ready?  Check your library account.
  4. Once your holds are “READY FOR PICKUP,” you can drop in anytime during our open hours to check out your items.

Pickup days and times at the Main Library:

  • Monday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Pickup days and times at the Hillsdale Library: 

  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Friday: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Pickup days and times at the Marina Library:

  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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