Curbside Pickup at the Skaneateles Library gives you an easy and convenient way to get books and other materials from our collection and from other libraries in Onondaga County.
Return Items: Items can be returned to book drops on the library porch and near Byrne Dairy, as well as inside the library.
Holds Pickup: Place items on hold and pick them up when they’re ready.
How to pick up your holds curbside:
- Place your hold(s) in the online catalog or by calling the library.
- You’ll receive an email, text or automated phone call when your items are ready.
- You can pick up items any time during our open hours.
- Call us if you’d like to use curbside pickup:
- We’ll check your items out to you and put them in the cabinets on the porch
Things to keep in mind:
- Please do not use the cabinets to return items; items must be returned in the book drops or at the circulation desk.
- Please do not leave donations at the library or in drop boxes. You can bring them inside any time we’re open.
I received a notice that my items are ready for pickup. What do I do?
It’s easy! Just come to the library or give us a call any time during our open hours. You’re welcome to come inside to pick up your holds, but if you prefer curbside, just call to let us know when you’d like to get them. We’ll check out your items and place them in the cabinet on the front porch.
Can you bring items to my car?
Curbside pickup allows you to get your items without coming inside the library. If you’re unable to leave your vehicle, let us know when you call.
Please be ready to let us know where you’re parked and what kind of car you’re driving. Staff will bring your items to you.
Can I return my books?
Yes! You may return items to the circulation desk, the book drops on the library’s porch and in the Byrne Dairy parking lot. If you have something too large (early literacy kits or discovery backpacks) or too delicate to put in the book drops (Chromebooks, hotspots, kits or backpacks, etc.), please bring them to the circulation desk.
PRO TIP: You may be able to get larger items (or plastic bags with several books) into the drop box, but we won’t be able to get them out! We appreciate you returning those items to the desk.
Can I bring book donations?
Yes, we are gratefully accepting your donations! Please do not leave them outside the library or in any of our book drops; just bring them inside the library any time we’re open.
How do I place a hold online?
Visit our online catalog to search for books, audiobooks, movies, magazines and more! To place a hold, you’ll need your library barcode and 4-digit PIN. You can look for items countywide or just limit your search to Skaneateles Library.
If you run into trouble, call us at 315-685-5135. We’d be happy to find items for you!
What if I no longer need the items that are being held for me?
No problem! Just call or email and let us know. We’ll send them on to the next person.