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Holds Pickup Service

The St. Catharines Public Library will be offering a scheduled holds pickup service its’s Central and Merritt Branch locations. Patrons can call 905-688-6103 x210 to schedule a time to pickup their holds.

Central’s parking garage book return will be open 24 hours for returns. The Merritt book return will only be open during scheduled pickups.

All returned items will be quarantined for four days and sanitized before being put back into circulation. Returned items will remain on your library card until they are checked in after the quarantine period

Please see our FAQ for answers to more common questions.

Holds Pickup Hours:
Central Library:
  • Monday to Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Merritt Library:
  • Monday: 1:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Wendesday: 10am to 4pm
  • Friday: 10 am to 4pm

 

Order

Schedule

Request your items
  • Place a hold using the online catalogue
  • By Phone: 905-688-6103 x 210
    By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Only items currently available at Central will be processed to fill holds
  • Please ensure you select "Central Library" or "Merritt Library" as your pickup location
Book a time
  • Once you receive an automated confirmation (call/email), call to arrange a pickup time
  • Pickup times are: Monday to Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
  • Phone: 905-688-6103 x 210
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pickup

For Central pickup
  • Proceed to James Street entrance for pickup
  • Provide your last name and last four numbers of your library card to staff and checked out items will be placed on a table
  • Please return materials in parking garage book return ONLY.
For Merritt pickup
  • Proceed to the delivery entrance (left of the book return) at the front of the Merritt Library
  • Provide your last name and last four numbers of your library card to staff and checked out items will be placed on a table
  • Please return materials in the book return during pickup hours ONLY.