How to Use Curbside Pickup

We want you to safely get the library items you want. Visit the catalog to hold books, movies and music, and choose TSCPL Curbside Holds Pickup as the pickup location. Pickup hours are 9am-9pm Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm Sat and Noon-9pm Sun.

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Place items on hold online, on our app or by phone 785-580-4400.
We’ll notify you when your items are ready for pickup.
Follow the signs at the library, call and your order will be safely brought out to you! If you aren’t in a vehicle, you can walk-up to Curbside Pickup and we’ll place your items on a table.

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How You’ll Be Notified

When your items are ready we’ll send a notice by the method you indicated (email, text, phone or regular mail). The notice will include instructions about what to do when you get here. Pickup hours are 9am-9pm Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm Sat and noon-9pm Sun.

Help Selecting Books, Movies & Music

If you don’t have specific titles in mind, librarians are happy to select books, movies and/or music for you. There are two options: Browsing Just for You or Grab-N-Go book bundles.

Browsing Just for You is a personalized service. You answer 10 easy questions about what you are looking for and we select items we think you’ll like. We’ll bundle these items together then email you when they are ready for Curbside Pickup. These are usually ready the next day. Make your request now.

Grab-N-Go bundles are perfect when you want something to read right now. We’ve put together book bundles based on age ranges and genres. You can stop by Curbside Pickup, call the number on the sign and ask for a book bundle of whatever you have in mind. You could ask for mysteries, picture books, middle-grade fantasy, science fiction, history or almost anything and we’ll bring you out a bundle of books.

Curbside Pickup hours are 9am-9pm Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm Sat and noon-9pm Sun.

At Curbside Pickup

When you come to the library to pick up your items, be sure to bring your cell phone and your library card. Follow the signs to designated curbside pickup parking spots. Call the number on the sign to let us know you’re here. We’ll ask a few questions to help the pickup go smoothly. Then pop the trunk or open a back door. We’ll bring your items out  and we’ll put them in your car with a checkout receipt. There won’t be any contact between you and staff.

If you aren’t in a vehicle, you can walk up to Curbside Pickup. We’ll talk to you from 6 feet away, bring out your items and place them on the table for you to pick up.


If you’re returning items while you’re here, please put those into the drive-up book return in front of the library. For everyone’s safety staff will not be able to take returns directly from your car.


Are you not sure what you want? Would you like some help placing requests? Do you have any questions about using your library? Call us at 580-4400 and we’ll help you with whatever you need.