Curbside Pickup: Now Offering Expanded Hours

Good news! In response to demand — and to make retrieving hold items even easier — the Library is expanding its Curbside Pickup hours. New Curbside hours are Monday-Thursday 10-8, Friday 10-5, and Saturday 10-4. Haven’t used this service yet? Here’s how it works. Just place your item holds as you'd normally do--either online (via, or by calling the Library. Once those holds are ready (this could take a few days, depending on where your holds are coming from), you'll receive a notification via email. When you get that notice, just give us a call to schedule a pickup time in our designated parking lot pickup area.

When you arrive at your designated time, your parking spot’s sign will tell you what to do next. If you don't carry a cell phone, you'll want to call the Library BEFORE you leave home to let us know that you're on your way. If you do carry a cell phone, then once you arrive at the building, you'll text or call the provided numbers. 

Please know that as the Library expands hours and access in the weeks ahead, we will continue to follow guidance from state and local health officials. Accordingly, NKCPL is currently taking a number of precautions to create the safest possible environment possible for Library staff and users. For example, Library staff have been issued PPE to help safeguard self and others, and the Library is utilizing protective acrylic screens at circulation desks. Library surfaces are being sanitized frequently, and Library items currently sit in quarantine for three days prior to check-in and reshelving. 

Here at the Library, our goal, as always, is to offer our valued community the highest quality service as safely as possible--and NKCPL Board members, administrators, and staff are working diligently to devise new modes of operation that meet this moment’s unique and evolving needs. The implementation of new safety protocols and the circulation of physical items via curbside delivery are the first and vital steps in the Library’s eventual reopening--a day that we here at NKCPL are certainly eager to see! 

Have questions? Please don't hesitate to get in touch. Take care, be well, and hope to see you around the Library soon.