JCPL Opening Curbside Services by Location

In the midst of change and uncertainty, Jefferson County Public Library has adapted to meet the needs of our community. Curbside pickup service, opens a new window is now available at eight library locations. We know many of you are eager to borrow library materials once again, and we are excited to offer this service seven days a week.

On Saturday, May 16, the team at Standley Lake Library piloted the curbside pickup, opens a new window services for existing holds on physical items. Since that time, Standley Lake Library has been averaging 170 hold pickups per day. In the first two weeks these services were offered, more than 1,600 holds have been picked up. The final two locations, Lakewood Library and Edgewater Library, began curbside services Saturday May 30.

To check out materials, simply place a hold and select a location for pick-up. When your items are ready, you’ll receive an email to schedule a time for picking up your item(s). You will have the opportunity to schedule a one-hour appointment window between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. any day of the week.

When you arrive to pick up your item(s), please park in a designated curbside spot (or walk up if you don’t have a vehicle), and call the library phone number on the sign. A staff member wearing gloves and a mask will then bring your item(s) out to you. Please open your vehicle trunk and a bag with your items will be placed there. These steps allow us to offer a contactless service that prioritizes the health of our community and staff.

Returning Library Items

In addition to curbside services, you are able to return library materials to library locations at any time, without an appointment. You can return these items through the exterior return slot. Staff working the curbside services will not be able to take your items directly at this time.

All items returned to the Library will spend at least four days in quarantine before they are handled by staff, in accordance with guidelines from Jefferson County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

No need to worry if you see returns still showing on your account during that time. Some items may need to be processed manually and may still show on your account for a few days.

Conifer Library and Belmar Library are not currently offering curbside services. However, the Library vending machine is operational and holds about 1,000 items at a time. It is currently located at the City of Lakewood garage, near Belmar Library. The machine is restocked every two weeks and offers you another quick, easy and contactless way of checking out library materials.

We thank you for your patience and understanding in these evolving times. We have been hard at work creating plans, safety protocols and getting our workspaces set up so we can offer as many services as quickly and safely as possible.

You don’t have to use curbside pickup to access all the Library has to offer. Our Online Library, opens a new window gives you access to a wide variety of resources for research, education and entertainment—and is open 24/7!

In addition, JCPL is continuing to offer a wide variety of virtual programming, opens a new window for all library patrons. These include story times, watch parties, games and lessons for kids, meditation services for adults and teenagers, among many other kinds of virtual programming. Explore Summer Reading, opens a new window registration is open for all ages.

We are excited to offer these services to our patrons, and are committed to making the process as easy and safe as possible. We look forward to the time where we can welcome you into our buildings again.

For more information, visit our Service Updates, opens a new window page.