While all Jefferson County Public Library buildings are closed, we are currently offering curbside services at most locations. LEARN MORE

Service Updates

Curbside Services

Contactless curbside holds pickup, printing and Explore Summer Reading prize pickup are now available.

Hours and Locations: 

Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Arvada, Belmar, Columbine, Edgewater, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood, Standley Lake and Wheat Ridge Libraries

Saturdays, 12 - 4 p.m.
Ken Caryl Bookmobile stop (excludes printing)

Appointment-Free Holds Pickup

You no longer need an appointment to pick up your holds. When you receive a notice that your items are ready for pickup at your preferred location, simply follow this easy process to collect them:

Step 1: Arrive at Location and Notify Staff

When you arrive, look for a designated curbside pickup space. Call the number on the sign to let us know you're ready to collect your holds. (If you don’t have a mobile phone, call 303-235-5275 before you leave home to let us know you’re coming.)

Step 2: Prep for Delivery

If you arrive by car, please open your trunk and either stand a safe distance away from others, or remain in your vehicle.

Step 3: Receive Your Items

A staff member wearing gloves and a face mask will then place your hold items into your open vehicle as part of our contactless service.

Please note: Wait times may be longer during peak visitation times. We aim to meet every request as quickly as possible while keeping the health and safety of our staff and community a first priority. Holds will remain available for pick up for 14 days.

2020-05 curbside services

Contactless Printing

Contactless curbside printing is now available 7 days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all curbside locations, except the Bookmobile.

Send your prints from home, including 2019 tax forms, then pick up your materials the same day -- no appointment necessary!

Tax Forms

Limited 2019 tax forms are now available for pick up. Ask for a copy when you visit any of our curbside locations.

Explore Summer Reading Registration Prizes

If you've registered for Explore Summer Reading, you can now claim your registration prize -- a voucher for a complimentary small entrée from Noodles & Company -- at any curbside location. Simply request your voucher when you visit us.

Materials Return

As of July 1, normal due dates will resume. We're now accepting materials back at Arvada, Belmar, Columbine, Edgewater, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood, Standley Lake and Wheat Ridge Libraries, as well as our new, always open, book return at the Ken Caryl shopping center (12442 W. Ken Caryl Ave.). No appointment is necessary to return your items.

Please exit your vehicle and return your items into our designated book drops. Our curbside staff are unable to take items directly from you at this time, in accordance with safety guidelines.

Grab & Go Bundles at Wheat Ridge Library

These new bundles will surprise you with books, DVDs, and audiobooks on popular themes. From cookbooks to mysteries to family read-alouds, discover something new! Bundles contain anywhere from 3 - 5 items, comprised of all books, all DVDs or all audiobooks. Ask for a bundle during your next curbside visit. Available at Wheat Ridge Library only, starting July 6, daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Browse the FAQs for more detailed information. If you need further assistance, library staff are here to help. Call 303.235.5275 or Ask Us for more information.

  • Curbside pickup is one of the first steps in JCPL’s Gradual Return to In-Person Services. Curbside pickup is contactless, and prioritizes the safety of you and our staff while making physical library materials available.

  • To use the JCPL Curbside Service, simply place a hold and select one of the locations offering pickup. When your items are ready, you will receive a “ready for pickup” notification. Once you have received that notification, you can stop by anytime from 10am – 5pm, 7 days a week to pick up your holds. We will keep your holds on the shelves for 14 days.

    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. Give staff your name and library card number. Please open your vehicle trunk and stay or get back inside your vehicle. A staff member wearing gloves and a mask will then bring your item(s) out to you and place them in your open vehicle. These steps allow us to offer a contactless service that prioritizes the health of our community and staff.

  • You can travel to pick up your holds at more than one location, or you may call 303-235-5275 to have your material moved to a single location.

  • If you wish to pick up holds for multiple people, you will need to provide the library card number for each person.

  • In place of a library card or library card number, your photo ID will be accepted. Staff will check your photo ID through your closed vehicle window. If you are picking up items for another person, you must have their library card number – the IDs of people who are not present will not be accepted.

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