Holds Pickup Information

Beginning January 25th, 2021, you may pick up your holds without an appointment, anytime during the libray's open hours

If you prefer to use our contract free holds pickup service, see the information below.

Contact-Free Holds Pickup

You may continue to place holds online or by calling the reference desk at 412-531-1912.

  • When your holds arrive, you will be notified by phone, text or email.
  • Once you get this notification, call the library to schedule a contact free pickup:
    • 412-531-1912, option #2
    • Monday-Thursday: 10am-2pm & 4pm-8pm | Friday: 10am-2pm | Saturday: 1pm-5pm

How it Works

  • Schedule a pickup by calling the library (see above).
  • Your holds will be placed on tables located in the upstairs library entrance at the scheduled time.
  • You'll have a four-hour pickup window starting on the hour of your appointment.
  • Upon arriving, look for bag(s) labeled with your last name and first initial (we do this to maintain privacy).
  • Grab your bag and go. Items will already be checked out to your account.
  • Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when picking up items.