Library Curbside Service

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Stay safe and get your library materials in a socially distant fashion with simple, easy to follow procedures. 

How does Curbside Pickup work?

First, put your book selection on hold:

  • Log into the library catalog at
  • Select your title or titles (5 items can be requested at one time) and enter your library card to request library items.
  • If you have the maximum number of materials checked out, which is 25 books or materials, you must return some items before you can place a hold on new materials.

Then, wait for notification that your materials are available for pickup. This will be done either via phone, text, or email, depending on what is your preferred method of communication in your library record.

Next, make an appointment to pick up your materials by calling (831) 758-7302.

  • You can make one appointment to pickup materials on multiple library cards.
  • All pickups at this time are at the El Gabilan Library, 1400 N. Main St., Monday thru Friday, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 

Lastly, visit your pickup location during your scheduled appointment: 

  • If driving, follow the signs for Curbside Holds Pickup and park in the designated area.
  • If walking, walk up to the Holds table at the rear entrance of the library.  
  • Call the designated phone number to let library staff know you have arrived.
  • Face coverings and maintaining 6 foot distance from others is required.
  • Staff will verify your library card/identification card and deliver your requested items to the trunk of your car, or place them on a table for you to pick up.

How do I return borrowed materials to the library?

  • At this time, borrowed library materials can only be returned to El Gabilan Library during curbside service hours Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • No appointment is necessary to return library materials. Returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked-in and cleared from your library account.

No late fines are being assessed during the library closure period. All library materials borrowed before library closure due to Covid-19 are due back by August 31st.

For questions, please call (831) 758-7302 Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.