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For immediate release Thursday, December 10, 2020
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 572-1359
E-mail: roy.williams@cobpl.org

Curbside Pickup Service Expands to all BPL locations on Monday, December 14
Continues In-person Service Monday Through Fridays


What: BPL Curbside Pickup Service Expands to All Locations Monday, December 14
Where: All BPL branches.
When: Service available throughout the week.
Details: Place your holds (online, BPL app, or call us). When you have been notified that your items are ready for curbside pickup, drive up. We’ll let you know when to leave your vehicle and pick up your items from the designated table.

Birmingham, Ala.-Previously limited to the four regional branch locations, Birmingham Public Library (BPL) curbside service of books, DVDs, and other library materials will expand to all 18 branch locations beginning Monday, December 14, 2020. Patrons of Alabama’s largest library system will now be able to retrieve checked-out materials throughout the entire city.

For more information, call the numbers below. Be prepared to verify your account with your library card number or driver’s license number.

The following locations will provide Curbside Service on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedule:

Avondale Regional Library 205-226-4000 M W F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
East Lake Branch Library 205-836-3341 M W F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Five Points West Regional Library 205-226-4013 M W F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
North Birmingham 205-226-4025 M W F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pratt City Branch Library 205-791-4997 M W F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Springville Road Regional Library 205-226-4081 M W F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Titusville Branch Library 205-322-1140 M W F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wylam Branch Library 205-785-0349 M W F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The following locations will provide Curbside Service on a Tuesday and Thursday schedule:
East Ensley Branch Library 205-787-1928 T & TH 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ensley Branch Library 205-785-2625 T & TH 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Inglenook Branch Library 205-849-8739 T & TH 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
North Avondale Branch Library 205-592-2082 T & TH 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Powderly Branch Library 205-925-6178 T & TH 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Smithfield Branch Library 205- 324-8428 T & TH 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Southside Branch Library 205-933-7776 T & TH 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
West End Branch Library 205-226-4089 T & TH 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Woodlawn Branch 205-595-2001 T & TH 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Additionally, in-person service will continue at BPL’s Central Library in downtown Birmingham, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

How will the BPL curbside pickup process work?

Patrons may call any of BPL’s 18 libraries to place a hold and then retrieve their materials. Patrons may also place holds online at www.cobpl.org or through the BPL mobile app. Patrons will be contacted when their items are ready to be picked up, and then schedule a time to retrieve their materials at a designated library.

Once the patrons arrive at the library, patrons will call again to alert the library they are in the parking lot. A library staff member will check out the materials, place the items in a bag with the patron’s name on it, and deliver the bag to a designated table located outside the library doors.

The patron will then pick up their materials once the library staff member is safely back inside the library.

When coming to pick up items, all library materials being returned must be placed in the library book drops. For the safety of everyone involved, returned materials will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours, and will take several days to be cleared from your account. No late fees will be charged.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BPL
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at www.cobpl.org and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library experience to our community for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 18 locations and serving the community for over 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in
the Southeast.
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