Borrowing & Returning

Outdoor Holds Pickup

Now Booking Appointments Online!

We are pleased to offer no-contact outdoor holds pick-up by appointment only from 10am - 7pm Monday through Thursday, 10am - 5pm Friday & Saturday, and Sunday 1pm - 5pm.

How it works:

  • Visit to place holds on the items you would like to borrow.
  • When your holds become available, you will be notified via email with instructions for making a outdoor holds pickup appointment.
  • Use the link provided in the email to select an available appointment time and complete the sign up process or click here. You will need to enter the library card number(s) associated with the holds you would like to pick up. If you would like to make an appointment via phone, please contact us at 503-697-6582.
  • At the time of your appointment, please adhere to all safety instructions, signage, and mask & social distancing requirements. Please wait until the previous patron is clear of the pick-up area before approaching the library entrance
  • A staff member will step outside the library and, after verifying your library card number and identity, will collect your items and place them on a clean table outside the library entrance for you. 
  • When staff are safely back inside the building, you may retrieve your holds.
  • Enjoy!

Questions? Please see our Outdoor Holds Pickup FAQ

Returning Library Materials:

  • You are welcome to return materials to the following locations at this time:

    • Library - 706 Fourth St (North side of building for drive through book drop or front of building for automated return machine)

    • West Waluga Park Book Drop - 15775 Waluga Drive

    • Mountain Park Book Drop - Jefferson Parkway (across from 1 Jefferson Pkwy apartments, adjacent to Mountain Park Recreation Center)

    • Luscher Farm - 17800 Stafford Road (turnoff next to the Hazelia Field Dog Park)

    • Yakima Building - 4101 Kruse Way (East side of building)

  • The following book drop is CLOSED until further notice:

    • ​City Hall - 380 A Avenue (drop is in upper parking lot behind building)

  • Library of Things materials can be returned to staff at the front of the building during open outdoor holds pick-up hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 7pm and Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm.


  • Connect to your account online at Login with your card number and PIN to renew items and review your account.
  • Call the library Renewal Line with your card or ID number for assistance at 503-697-6582.
  • Dial into TeleCirc, our 24-hour automated phone service, by calling (503) 659-8634 on a touch-tone phone.

Loan Periods:

  • Loan periods on all library materials have temporarily been extended to 4 weeks until further notice, with the exception of Library of Things materials which check out for 2 weeks.
  • Library card holders can check out as many as 80 items and place up to 40 holds at one time! Materials that are not on hold for other users may be renewed for up to 5 additional checkout periods.


Other Materials: