Contactless Curbside Pick-Up

Library staff members are ready to take your calls and schedule your time to pick-up items that you have requested. Library staff are also standing by to place holds on books, DVDs and other library materials for you. Reservations are required to pick-up your items. Returns are not accepted at curbside pick-up. Please return your items in the book and AV drops.

  • Thursday: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Book an appointment with Mercer County Library System
  1. Schedule a pick-up time by calling the library or onlineYou must schedule a pick-up time for items on hold within five business days of receiving notification that your items are ready. Items on hold for you have been quarantined for 72 hours. During your scheduling phone call library staff will confirm your library barcode with you. Please have your library card ready when you call. If you do not have your barcode or do not know your library barcode, we will ask you to confirm your name, address, email or other identifying information from your library account.
  2. Choose how to receive your library materials. You can receive your library materials in one of two ways, depending on the weather!
    • Contactless Tabletop Pick-Up: If the weather is nice, you can request your library materials by contactless tabletop pick-up. The items will be in bags with your last name on the bag, as well as the last four numbers of your barcode. You may retrieve the bag from the table on your designated day and time.
    • Curbside Pick-Up: A piece of paper with your last name in big letters if you are using our curbside pick-up. If you have arranged contactless tabletop pick-up, a bag with your last name will be placed on the table for you to retrieve.
  3. Wear a face mask and arrive no earlier than the start of your time slot. We will check the library materials out to your library account prior to the date and time of your arranged pick-up, so no need to wait for us.
  4. Pop your trunk or open a passenger window and staff will place items in your car. Library staff will be wearing masks and ask that you wear a mask and stay in your car, except to open your trunk, if that is where you would like staff to place the items. If you have pre-arranged for outdoor tabletop pick-up (this will not be available at all branches and only during nice weather) then you would need to park and get out of the car to retrieve your items from the table.

Please schedule a pickup appointment or contact the library to cancel unwanted items as soon as possible after being notified.

Returning Items? Book and AV drops will be open for returned items. Returned items will not be accepted during the curbside service at this time.

Curbside Service FAQs

How to Book an Appointment on Picktime

  1. Navigate to https://www.picktime.com/mclsnj/ or click the “Book Appointment” button found on all branch pages.
  2. Select your pick-up branch under “Choose a Location”.
  3. Select “Curbside Contactless Pick-up” under “Choose a Class: CLICK ON THE TITLE FOR AVAILABLE SLOTS”.
  4. Select the date and time that you would like to make an appointment for under “Choose a Session you want to attend”.
  5. Enter your information.
  6. Select “Book Appointment” to confirm the scheduled appointment.
  7. The appointment has been scheduled.
  8. Select “Book another Appointment” to go back to step 1 or “Return to mcl.org” to return to https://www.mcl.org/.
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