To check out books, all books on your library card first must be returned! Once you return your books in the book-drop, they are quarantined for four days, so they will still appear on your account for a few days after you’ve brought them back.
Before requesting books, please check our catalog to see if we have the book, and if it is available. This saves us time, and allows us to serve more patrons.
Requests will be taken by email (strongly preferred), and by phone.
The email for book requests is: firstname.lastname@example.org
To request kids/teen books, call: 301-580-0085
To request adult books, call: 240-507-0229
- Phone requests will be taken Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-12 and 4-6, and Saturdays, 10-12.
- Please provide your birthday, in either your email or phone request, so we can call up your account, and also to ensure you get the books you ordered.
- Patrons are limited to 5 books per order.
Picking up your books
- Once your requested books are ready. we’ll give you a pick-up window. Mondays and Wednesdays, 12-2 and 6-8, and Saturdays, 12-3.
- Call 301-580-0085 when you get to the Library during your assigned window. We’ll bring out your books and leave them on a table for you to pick up.