Holds & Returns

The Main Library and the Maze Branch Library are open daily, and all external book drops are open for returns. Get more details about picking up holds and returning items below.

Maze Branch bookdrops

Placing & picking up holds

Returning items: Inside the Main Library Lobby, at external book drops

Please note: You will be responsible for items left outside book drops. If drops are full, please do not leave items next to or on top of the drop. Thank you!

Village Parking Lot 55

Accessible from North Boulevard (between Kenilworth and Oak Park avenues). Drive in and around to access the curbside book drop in Village Lot 55. See on Google Maps »

Main Library book drop and locker

Main Library

Our outdoor automated return slot is located directly to the left of our new lockers. Interested in using a locker for materials pick up and return? Contact us. Learn more about locker pickup below!

Maze Branch

In front of the building on Gunderson Avenue.

Dole Branch book drop

Dole Branch

Just north of the building on Augusta Street.

New! Locker pickup by request at the Main Library

To provide a new convenient pickup and return option with no in-person contact we have invested in two sets of lockers at the Main Library. The indoor set of 17 is located in the lobby under the stairwell and is used primarily for borrowing devices—including hotspots. The outdoor set of 35 is located to the right of the main entrance. Outdoor lockers can be used for picking up materials, such as books and movies. If you are interested in using a locker for your materials, please contact us.

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