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Curbside Pickup Service

Curbside Pickup Service

Madison Public Library now offers curbside pickup service at all locations, except Alicia Ashman Library which is currently being renovated.

Curbside Pickup Hours

  • 11am - 7pm, Monday through Friday
    12pm - 5pm, Saturday
  • All curbside pickup service requests require an appointment. Call the pickup library to schedule an appointment once you've been notified of a hold.

Ways to Make Requests

Pick Up Your Existing Holds

If you had placed holds but didn't pick them up before we closed, you might have holds available for curbside pickup. Check your account in LINKcat.

If you do have holds available, make a pickup appointment at your normal pickup library by calling the library.

Place New Holds

Place new holds in LINKcat for items that are already on the shelves at a particular library.

Here's a short tutorial video demonstrating the process.

Holds will be filled in the order they are received. After you get the notification that your holds are available, make a pickup appointment at the chosen library by calling the library.

Ask Library Staff To Make Recommendations and Place Holds

Call 608-315-5151 (calls answered 11am-7pm daily, or leave a voicemail) and Library staff will place the hold for you at a particular library.

Holds will be filled in the order they are received. After you get the notification that your holds are available, make a pickup appointment at the chosen library by calling the library.

Library CSA-Style Request

Fill out our new Curbside Books & Materials Request Form to tell us what you're hoping to get and which library you want to pick them up from. Library staff will place holds on a selection of books and/or other materials for you that are already on the shelves from that particular library. It's like a Library CSA Box!

Holds will be filled in the order they are received. After you get the notification that your holds are available, make a pickup appointment at the chosen library by calling the library

Safety

All staff working the service receive training and the personal protective equipment necessary to keep themselves, other staff, and the public safe. All employees wear face coverings according to City of Madison policy, and the library asks that library customers observe social distancing best practices.

Book drops remain closed and returns are NOT accepted. Library buildings also remain closed to the public.

There is no delivery of library materials between library locations at this time. Because of this, library patrons must request library materials that are on the shelves of the library they wish to visit; libraries may not move materials between locations at this time to fulfill holds. 

Hours and Locations

Curbside service 11am-7pm, Monday through Friday, and 12-5pm on Saturday at the following Madison Public Library locations:

Alicia Ashman Library

  • closed for renovation

Central Library

  • 201 W. Mifflin St
    608-266-6357
  • Pickup location on Mifflin St

Goodman South Madison Library

  • 2222 S. Park St
    608-266-6395

Hawthorne Library

  • 2707 E. Washington St
    608-246-4548

Lakeview Library

  • 2845 N. Sherman Ave
    608-246-4547

Meadowridge Library

  • 5726 Raymond Rd
    608-288-6160

Monroe Street Library

  • 1705 Monroe St
    608-266-6390

Pinney Library

  • 516 Cottage Grove Rd
    608-224-7100
  • Pickup location outside "Madison Public Library" sign on Cottage Grove Rd

Sequoya Library

  • 4340 Tokay Blvd
    608-266-6385
  • Pickup location in parking lot by main entrance

Once you've been notified of a hold available to pick up, schedule an appointment at the pickup library by calling the library using the pickup scheduling number listed above. Pickup location will be outside the front entrance of the library unless otherwise indicated above.

See Libraries Bounce Back for a list of other local public libraries offer curbside service.

Curbside pickup service bags were donated by Kwik Trip.