Express Pickup

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Outdoor Pickup Service

Welcome to our easy, contactless, and convenient outdoor pickup service. Here is what you can get through SJPL Express Pickup:

How Does Express Pickup Work?

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Reserve your items online or call a participating location*

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Wait to be notified by email or phone once your items are ready for pickup

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Visit your chosen location to pick up your items


Book an Appointment


Pickup Locations, Hours, & Contact

Monday - Saturday
1:00 – 6:00 PM

  • Reopened Locations: Is your usual Express Pickup location missing? You can go inside reopened locations for indoor services to pick up your items.
  • Express Pickup Locations: Is your location still on our Express Pickup list below? If so, when you arrive at one of the following locations, you can text "PICKUP" to 408-610-1296, or you can call.

What do I do when I arrive at my pickup location?

  • Have your library card number ready.
  • If driving, park in the designated "Express Pickup" area.
  • Call or text to let staff know when you arrive.
  • Wait in the designated area for staff to bring out your items and place them on the Express Pickup table.

Need special assistance or have a special request? Please notify staff prior to your pickup or appointment.

COVID-19 Safety

Review our Safety Guidelines.

Express Pickup - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Express Pickup.

Express Pickup Appointments

Express Pickup is available by appointment. Book your appointment here. You can still just walk up at most locations.

Express Pickup Bundle Request Form

Bundles of children's books are available for Express Pickup. Limit three.

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