EBPL Curbside Pickup

East Brunswick Public Library is pleased to offer Curbside Pickup by appointment.
For your safety and the safety of our staff social distancing standards will be followed.

Curbside Pickup Policies

  • Curbside service will be available:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm,
    • Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

                  by appointment only. 

  • At this time, curbside service will be limited to East Brunswick patrons and hold requests will only be taken on items belonging to the East Brunswick Public Library.
  • A limit of 10 adult items and 20 juvenile items may be picked up through curbside service with no more than 5 of these items being DVDs/video games.
  • You may pick up items from multiple cards, as long as the total number of items does not exceed 30.
  • Specialty Items, Lendable Kits, and Museum Passes are not eligible for curbside pickup.
  • Your account must be in good standing (i.e. not blocked due to unpaid fees or lost materials) to use Curbside Pickup.
  • Staff cannot take payment for fines at Curbside Pickup. Fines may be paid on our website through SmartPay.
  • Returns will not be accepted at Curbside Pickup. You must use designated book drops to return all materials.
  • Curbside Pickup may be cancelled, or hours adjusted, due to inclement weather.

How to Place Materials on Hold

  • Place item(s) on hold either by using our online catalog or by calling the library. For adult materials call 732-390-6767 and children/teen materials call 732-390-6789. You can also get a librarian suggested Bag of Books by filling out our match+book form.

How to Use Curbside Pickup

  • When you receive notification that your hold items are available for pickup, call the library Curbside Pickup Appointment line at (732) 390-6888 to schedule curbside service.
    • You will be asked for your library card number.
    • You will choose an available pickup time.
    • You will be given a designated parking spot number.
  • At your scheduled pickup time, park in the designated curbside pickup parking spot located directly in front of the library.
  • If you will be more than 30 minutes late please call the Curbside Pickup line to reschedule your pickup time. Unless you call to reschedule a missed appointment, items not picked up by the end of the day will be discharged and returned to the shelves.
  • Please remain in your vehicle. When one of our staff members approaches your car please show your library barcode or driver’s license through the closed car window.
  • Staff will place your checked-out items on the table directly in front of your car.
  • Once the staff member moves at least 6 feet from the table you may retrieve your items.

 

Not sure of the titles you want...

Why not try our Match+Book Service?

Just fill out our online request form and East Brunswick Library Staff will select books for you based on your age group and reading preferences. To request books through our Match+Book Service please click the button below.

Request Match+Book Service