Curbside Pickup

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While the Library is closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, WFPL will offer curbside pickup of library materials. Orders will only be taken via phone. Items put on hold through your online account will not be filled.

  • Call 857-203-8009 to place orders
  • Ordering Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
  • Pickup Hours: 
    • Monday 1 pm - 4 pm | Place your order by Monday at 11 am
    • Tuesday 4 pm - 7 pm | Place your order by Tuesday at 2 pm
    • Wednesday 11 am - 2 pm | Place your order by Tuesday at 2 pm
    • Thursday 4 pm - 7 pm | Place your order by Thursday at 2 pm
    • Friday 9 am - 12 pm | Place your order by Thursday at 2 pm

Available Materials

  • Only items that are currently available in the Watertown Free Public Library are available for pickup. 
  • No items can be placed on hold. 
  • There is a limit to 5 items. 

Ordering Items

Find the items that you want to pick up in our catalog. If you don’t have internet access at home, library staff can help you when you call. Any item that is marked as AVAILABLE in WATERTOWN can be ordered. 

  • Call 857-203-8009 Monday through Friday 8 a.m- 4 p.m. to place your order. 

Picking Up Items

If you can drive, please do for the safety of our staff and patrons. Please wear your face covering when you come. 

Drivers: There are 8 dedicated curbside pickup spaces in the island closest to the building in the rear parking lot, you will see signs on the meters. Pull into one of the spots. 

  • Text your last name and parking space number to 857-203-8009 (this number will be on the sign). 
  • Roll up your car windows, wear your face covering, pop the trunk, and stay in the car. 
  • Library staff will put your items in your trunk and leave. 
  • Close your trunk. 

Walkers and Bikers: Text us at 857-203-8009 5 minutes prior to arriving. Go to the parking lot entrance. Your items will be waiting for you outside in a paper bag with your last name on it. 

Returning Items

Items can be returned in the exterior drop boxes at the library, Town Hall, Hosmer Elementary, and at the Middle School. No items will be accepted in person by library staff. All returned items are quarantined for 72 hours before getting checked in.