We now offer Curbside Plus Services! Librarians are available via phone and email. Bookdrops remain open but buildings are closed. More information.

Contactless Curbside Pickup

Curbside Plus Services

See our new hours for curbside pickup below. We also offer free wireless printing of up to 10 pages. Research assistance and book recommendations are available via phone and email at askus.aacpl.net. Bookdrops are open, but buildings are closed. More information.

Foundation Funded

Anne Arundel County Public Library is pleased to offer contactless curbside pick up at all of our library locations:

Monday – Thursday from 10 am to noon and 3-6 pm
Friday and Saturday from 10 am to noon and 2-4 pm
Sunday (starting September 13 at some branches) from 1-5 pm

You must have a full-service card to pick up your items, please see the question below for details.
Watch this how-to video to see how easy it is to pick up your items!

Please text your library card number and name after you park in the designated area

Here's how it works:

Placing a hold on an item

Place your items on hold with your library card or call your favorite library location. Wait to be notified that your hold is available.

Texting upon arrival

When notified, go to the library and park in designated spaces. Text the phone number listed on the signs in the lot.

Staff placing materials on the table

Please remain in your car until your items are placed on the table and staff has stepped away.

Customer picking up materials

Pickup your items and enjoy!

Click on the question How do you participate in Curbside Service? listed in the FAQs below for more details on how to use our curbside pickup service. Special instructions for pickup at Discoveries: The Library at the Mall is available below.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • Place your items on hold with your library card through the library catalog or by calling any library location. 
  • Once you receive notification via email or text that your holds are available, you should drive to the library where the items are being held and park in the designated curbside service location (Discoveries: The Library at the Mall has special instructions in the FAQ area). 
  • Text the phone number on the curbside service signage to begin. 
  • Please bring your library card number with you.
  • If you do not have text capability you can also call the branch when you arrive and provide your library card number and name to staff. 
  • Remain in your car until staff have placed your items on the designated table. Please wait until staff are at least 6ft away before you retrieve your items from the table.

 

 

Yes, you must have a full-service library card to pick up your items. To upgrade your account to a full-service card, please visit any library location and show ID with your current address. More details can be found on our Library Card Information page.

 

All items must be returned in the book drop, staff will not be accepting any items at curbside service and returns should not be left on the table.

 

 

  • Once you receive notification via email or text that your holds are available, you should drive to the B zone pickup area at Westfield Mall.
  • Park in the B zone area, the spots are numbered B1-10.
  • Text 410-226-9206 to alert staff that you have arrived. Please provide your name library card number and parking spot location.
  • Library staff will push a cart with materials to your car's parking spot. Please exit the car and retrieve your materials.
  • You may also pick up your books inside Westfield Mall on a table outside of the library. When texting staff to let them know of your arrival, please specify that you would like to do hallway pickup instead of curbside.