Curbside Pick Up

HOURS:

Monday: 9:30am-11:30am

Tuesday 4:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday 4:00pm-6:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm

Curbside Pick Up Directions for Drivers:

As we begin the process to provide Contactless Pickup of library materials for patrons, we are offering Curbside Pick-Up Service, focusing on the safety of our patrons and our staff.

  1. Go to our catalog, select your materials, and place a hold.
  2. We will contact you when your items are available, either by phone call or email. You will have one week to Pick Up your requested materials.
  3. A staff member will explain the procedures of how to Pick Up your items.
  4. DO NOT come to the library until you have been contacted by a staff member. Our building is not currently open to the public.
  5. During the designated Pick Up times, please pull into a parking spot facing the rear of our building and call the number that is listed on the signs.
  6. Please remain in your car unless you are opening your trunk for the staff.
  7. If you have items to return, please use the Book Drop in the front of our building before arriving for Curbside Pick Up. This is for your safety and the safety of our staff members.
  8. Enjoy your materials and we thank you for supporting the Pottstown Regional Public Library.

Curbside Pick Up Directions for Walkers:

As we begin the process of Contactless Pickup of library materials for patrons, we are offering Curbside Pick-Up Service, focusing on the safety of our patrons and our staff.

  1. Go to our catalog, and select your materials and place a hold.
  2. We will contact you when your items are available, either by phone call or email. You will have one week to Pick Up your requested materials.
  3. A staff member will explain the procedures of how to Pick Up your items.
  4. DO NOT come to the library until you have been contacted by a staff member. Our building is not currently open to the public.
  5. During the designated Pick Up times, please walk to the rear of our building, stand at one of our designated safe zone areas and call the number that is listed on the signs.
  6. A staff member will bring your items to your safe zone area.
  7. If you have items to return, please use the Book Drop in the front of our building before arriving for Curbside Pick Up. This is for your safety and the safety of our staff members.
  8. Enjoy your materials and we thank you for supporting the Pottstown Regional Public Library.

How to Place a Hold, during Curbside Pick Up:

If you are having trouble placing a hold electronically or have never placed a hold electronically before, please view our directions. If you are still having issues after reviewing the directions, please contact us by calling the main circulation department @ 610-970-6551 or send an email to PottstownLibrary@mclinc.org We will be happy to assist you and will return your phone call/email in a timely manner.

If you are looking for suggestions of materials or still wish to “browse” our shelves, please follow us on Facebook or Instagram. We will be posting virtual bookshelves, displays and reading suggestions for our patrons.

PLACING A HOLD DIRECTIONS

How to apply for a Pottstown Library Card for zip code 19464, during Curbside Pick Up:

If you are new to the library and live in the 19464 zip code area, please complete the downloadable application. The application is a pdf fillable document. You must complete the application, save it to your device, upload it as an attachment and email it along with a photo/picture of your current driver’s license or state ID showing your 19464 address to PottstownLibrary@mclinc.org. If your DL/ID does not show your current 19464 address, a photo/picture of a lease/rental/mortgage agreement or utility bill showing your name and address only will be compliant.

PRPL LIBRARY CARD APPLICATION

How to apply for a library card if you live in Montgomery County, but not 19464, during Curbside Pick Up:

If you are a Montgomery County Resident, but don’t live in the 19464 zip code area, you are able to apply online. The library will email you a temporary library barcode number. If you have any further questions, Please email PottstownLibrary@mclinc.org or call the main circulation department @ 610-970-6551 and someone will return your phone call/email in a timely manner.

Apply Online

How to request a Hotspot, during Curbside Pick Up:

If you would like to request a hotspot, please place a hold for one of our Mobile Beacon devices through the catalog. Once you have completed the hold request, you must fill out the downloadable application. The application is a pdf fillable document. You must complete the application, save it to your device, upload it as an attachment and email it to PottstownLibrary@mclinc.org

When the device is ready for pick up, a staff member will call you for payment, which needs to be completed over the phone through our credit card/debit machine. The staff member will discuss the Curbside Pick Up procedure.

During this time, we ARE allowing the hotspots to be returned to our Book Drop. Fines during this time for these items will not be waived and we ask that your return them by their due date.

HOTSPOT APPLICATION