How it works
|1. Request Library materials online, by phone or email.
When your hold is ready, library staff will notify you. Schedule an appointment via telephone or online.
|2. Proceed to the pickup station at your appointment time.
|3. Get in the social distancing line to receive your holds.
Be sure to wear a face covering in accordance with City of Beverly Hills Emergency Order.
Our staff will bring your holds to the pickup station.
|4. Be sure to confirm that your holds bag contains the correct items.
Check the receipt on your bag to ensure you have the correct items.
Book Your Hold Pickup Appointment Online
Sidewalk Pick-Up Information and F.A.Q.s
How do I place new holds?
New holds may be placed starting June 22, 2020. You can place holds online or by calling 310-288-2244 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to high demand, please limit hold requests to a maximum of 10 items.
What if I don’t know my PIN?
Call the library at 310-288-2222. We will ask for your library card number and some other questions to confirm your identity and then reset your PIN to whatever 4-digit number you choose.
What are the hours of Sidewalk Pickup?
Where do I park?
Parking will be available in the parking structure.
Do I need a face covering to use Sidewalk Pickup?
Yes! Face coverings are required on library grounds.
When are my items due?
The lending period for all items checked out via Sidewalk Pickup will be 8 weeks with no renewals.
How long will you keep my hold?
We will hold your item for 14 days.
Will I lose my hold items if I do not pick them up during the closure?
All hold items, including holds placed prior to closure will expire 14 days after you receive a notice that your item is ready for Sidewalk Pickup.
What happens if I was scheduled for Sidewalk Pickup, but missed my window?
If you missed your scheduled Sidewalk Pickup time, please call 310-288-2222 to reschedule a new Sidewalk Pickup time. Holds expire after 14 days and are put back into circulation, if your hold has expired, you can place the hold again online, or call us at 310-288-2244.
I placed a hold before you closed. Is it still valid?
Yes! Customers with existing holds will be notified when their items are available. Some newer titles from publishers have been delayed.
How do I return library materials?
You may return your library materials using the exterior book drops or the wall book return. To protect you and our staff, we will not accept returned materials at Sidewalk Pickup table.
I returned items to the library yesterday and they are still on my account.
We are following Department of Public Health guidelines and are setting materials aside to quarantine for several full days. After the quarantine period items will be checked in and removed from your account.
Will I be fined if I am unable to return library materials during the closure?
There will be no fines or fees on any items checked out while the library is closed to the public.
What safety measures are being taken for the public and staff?
The safety of our customers and our staff are our top priority. We have established safety protocols in accordance with the “Safer at Home” Health Order. While offering contactless Sidewalk Pickup, library staff are taking a variety of precautions, including limiting the number of staff working together, taking temperatures and symptom checks, practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings and quarantining returned materials.
Can I donate books to the Library?
Thank you for thinking of the Beverly Hills Public Library. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept book donations at this time. Please do not leave donations on the Sidewalk Pickup table and do not place donations in or around the book drop. We will announce when we are able to accept donations again.
What about evening and weekend hours?
This is the first step of a phased reopening; additional hours may be added later. Please check back on this page for updates.
How long will you offer Sidewalk Pickup?
We are unsure at this time how long Sidewalk Pickup will be offered.
Is the Library building open?
The physical building remains closed to the public at this time to protect our community members from COVID-19. The Beverly Hills Public Library’s virtual services are available 24/7 for access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, research, streaming video, and more.
I don’t have a library card. How can I still access library services?
Currently, you need to have a library card to borrow materials. You can get an e-card to checkout eBooks and use our virtual resources. Call 310-288-2222.
I have a question, is there anyone who can help me?
Yes, there are two ways to contact the library:
To speak to library reference staff call 310-288-2244, during the hours of 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday–Friday.
Email us at email@example.com