Curbside Pickup & Delivery

Curbside Pickup & Delivery

The Louisville Free Public Library is now offering limited curbside pick-up of library materials at select locations.

Patrons who currently have items on hold must call (502) 574-1611 to schedule a pick-up time. We have begun to fill new requests, but because of reduced staffing levels due to the economic impact of COVID-19, there may be delays in fulfilling your requests. For quicker service, select books already housed at your preferred Library branch since moving books between locations will result in a delay in service.

Summer Reading Prize pick up

For a list of available Summer Reading prizes and pick up information, please visit

Do you need to return Library materials?

We are able to take returns now, but on a restricted basis due to limited staffing. Late fees are not being assessed at this time. Return items according to this schedule:

Note: The book drops will be locked outside of our operating hours.
Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm at:

Other locations can only accept materials one day a week, 10am-4pm:

All items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being processed.

Curbside FAQ

What hours will curbside be available?

Curbside service will be offered Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Main Library, Southwest, South Central, and Northeast regionals, and at the Iroquois, St. Matthews, and Shawnee branches. Unscheduled curbside pick-up is not available at this time.

In addition, materials can be scheduled for pick up at these additional library locations one day each week:

Day Branches open
Mondays Crescent Hill, Portland
Tuesdays Newburg, Shively
Wednesdays Jeffersontown, Western
Thursdays Bon Air, Fairdale
Fridays Highlands, Middletown

How do I use curbside pickup?
  1. If you already have items on reserve, please call 502-574-1611 to schedule a pick up day and time.
  2. Come to the library during your scheduled time and park in one of the numbered spots.
  3. Call the phone number on the sign and provide your name and library card number.
  4. Remain in your car with the windows up. Staff will bring your materials out and place them in your trunk.
  5. You can return materials in the book drop during open hours. All items will be quarantined for 3 days before being processed.
Do I need a car to get service?

You do not need a car to pick up materials. You will need to get to the Library site and follow the same procedures as someone in a car. But rather than placing your items in a car, staff will place your materials on a table for pickup.

What safety precautions are you taking?

In compliance with the state’s Healthy at Work guidelines, Library staff will wear masks, maintain social distance, regularly wash hands and sanitize workstations, and undergo a temperature check upon reporting to work. Curbside will be a no-contact delivery process, with all materials placed directly in your trunk in new plastic bags. Returned items are quarantined for 72 hours before being re-shelved or released for reserves.

Are you taking book donations?

Unfortunately, we are not accepting book donations at this time.

Last Updated: 5/27/20