Holds & New Pickup Information

Holds can be placed online or by calling the reference desk (412-531-1912).

You will be notified by phone, email or text when your holds are ready. 

You may visit the library during listed hours to pick up your holds at the new downstairs holds desk. No appointment needed for holds pickup.

Contact-free pickup

Contact-free pickup is available for those who would like to continue maintaining distance.

Here's how it works:

  • You will need to set up an appointment by calling 412-531-1912.
  • The available time slots will change to four-hour time blocks that correspond with listed hours. Items will be removed from the table 15 minutes before the end of the time block.
  • The holds table will remain outside at the upstairs entrance as long as weather permits; it will move to inside the upper entrance in case of inclement weather.
  • Your items will be placed in bags labeled with your last name and first initial to maintain your privacy. Items will be checked out and ready – just grab your bag and go!
  • Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when picking up items.