Curbside Pickup

Convenient and contact-free, Allen Public Library's curbside pickup allows cardholders to access library materials without ever leaving their vehicles.

Using Curbside Pickup

  1. Log in to your Allen Public Library account and reserve your materials using our online catalog.
  2. Wait for a notification from the Library that your materials are ready for pickup. The notification will be by phone call, text, or email depending on how you chose to be notified. Reserved items must be claimed with in 7 days.
  3. Once you have received the notification, call the library to schedule a time to pick up your materials.  Please have your library card number ready when you call. 
  4. Go to the curbside pickup location in the front of the library on Allen Drive. Curbside signs will direct you. Our staff will look for your vehicle and bring items out when you arrive.

Due Dates

Most library materials have a checkout period of three weeks with up to three automatic renewals.  Please review our Manage My Account page for specific loan period and renewal information.

Other Services

To reduce the spread of germs, staff members will not accept returned materials, fine payments or book donations at the curbside pickup location. Library materials may be returned at any time using the book drop on Coats Drive. We are not accepting donations at this time.

VIDEO: Watch how it works!