May 22, 2020

Good news from the New Orleans Public Library!

You can begin placing new holds now with pick-ups beginning as early as Tuesday, May 26. Follow the steps below to enjoy their new contactless pick—up and drop—off service.

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Step 1 — PLACE A HOLD
Explore the online catalog and place items on hold online or by calling any Library location.

Step 2 — CALL
Once you've been informed that your materials are ready for pick-up, call the location where you put the items on hold to receive location-specific contactless pick—up instructions.

Materials will not be ready until after you call the location. Please note some items may take longer than normal to be ready for pick—up.

Step 3 — ENJOY
Late fines are not being incurred at this time so enjoy your materials a little longer than usual if you like.

Step 4 — RETURN
Return the materials to the Library by placing them in the return containers located outside.

Step 5 — REPEAT
Do it all over again. Place more items on hold and visit the library again. They've missed you.

Those who currently have materials on hold can begin contactless materials pick—up now, once they have called the location where the items are on hold to receive location—specific contactless pick—up instructions.

Contactless Pick-up and Drop-off Locations & Hours

Mondays–Saturdays from 10 am–5 pm
Algiers Regional Library
East New Orleans Regional Library
Milton H. Latter Memorial Library
Main Library
Norman Mayer Library
Robert E. Smith Library

Mondays–Fridays from 10 am–5 pm
Central City Library
Children's Resource Center Library
Cita Dennis Hubbell Library
Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center
Mid-City Library
Nora Navra Library
Nix Library

Contactless pick-up and drop-off services are not currently available at Alvar Library or Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. They are working to make holds from those locations available as soon as possible.

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Returning Materials

Materials may be returned beginning today during Contactless Materials Pick—Up & Drop—Off hours.

All book drop boxes remain locked. Materials should only be placed in designated return containers.     


Materials Donations

Materials donations are NOT being accepted at Library locations. Materials that are left outside will be discarded.

The Friends of the New Orleans Public Library are accepting donations BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Carriage House behind Milton H. Latter Memorial Library.

To schedule an appointment, call 504.345.9563 or email [email protected].


For more information, including frequently asked questions, visit the New Orleans Public Library website.

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