Contactless Pickup of Library Materials

Since May 20, the library has been offering contactless pickup of library materials. At this time, we are offering this service during scheduled appointment times.

Email hold pickup notices are sent automatically to patrons for items to be picked up at the James Blackstone Memorial Library. This is in conjunction with our contactless pick-up service. The following procedures apply to patrons who have email addresses in their library accounts:

When you get an email hold pick-up notice from Blackstone Library, please call the Circulation Desk at 203-488-1441 x315 as soon as possible to schedule a contactless pick-up time. Circulation staff are scheduling pick-up times in half-hour increments Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 12 noon and 2 – 7 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday between 10 a.m. – 12 noon and 2 – 4:30 pm. It is important that patrons who receive email hold notices call us as soon as possible to schedule a pickup time due to the high volume of requested hold items we are receiving on a daily basis.

If you do not have an email address in your library account, we will call you to schedule a contactless pick-up time.   Circulation staff are scheduling pick-up times in half-hour increments Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 12 noon and 2 – 7 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday between 10 a.m. – 12 noon and 2 – 4:30 pm.

You can place a hold on the online catalog or email your request to holds@blackstonelibrary.org or call us at 203-488-1441, ext. 318.

  • limit of 20 items per card at a time
  • include your name and library card number
  • list the titles you want and desired format (large print, audiobook, DVD, etc)
  • include the author, if possible