Curbside Holds

To request items, either fill out the Curbside Request Form or call us at 717-560-6441.

All holds must be picked up through our Curbside Holds Pick-up service, which is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 11 AM – 7PM and Thursday, Friday 11 AM – 4 PM.

Patrons may place 5 holds at a time. To request items, fill out the Curbside Request Form or call us at 717-560-6441. Patrons who call may be asked to leave a voicemail. All requests will be processed as quickly as possible.

Beginning Monday, July 6th, holds can be placed through our online catalog. Patrons can log in to their account on our Online Catalog to search for items and place holds. This feature was unavailable during the closures, but has now been reactivated. Patrons can now place a hold on items from MTPL or from other libraries in the Library System of Lancaster County. Holds may take longer that usual to arrive, so please be patient as we work to get your items ready.

When using the Curbside Request Form, you will be asked to provide the Title and Call Number for the items you are requesting. The Call Number tells us where to find the item on our shelves, and helps us tell if you are looking for a special type like Large Print or the DVD instead of the book. You can find the Call Number on the item’s catalog record between Location and Status. The Curbside Request Form also allows you to give two alternate titles in case your requests are unavailable. Patrons may use the Curbside Request Form to request up to 5 items including a “grab bag” with 10 Children’s items. Those who are looking for reading suggestions can use the Your Next 5 Books form, and Children and Teens can view suggestions on the Youth Services Recommended Reading page.

Once your request has been filled, you will get either an email notification or a call. When you arrive for curbside pick-up, please call the curbside pick-up number to let staff know you have arrived. Staff will ask you to verify your library card number and will bring out your holds to a table in front of the library.

All holds must be picked up through our Curbside Holds Pick-up service, which is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 11 AM – 7PM and Thursday, Friday 11 AM – 4 PM.

NOTE:  If anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of illness, please do not come to the library to pick up your holds. Contact the library at 717-560-6441 to let us know you cannot make your pick up.

Please note that due to the volume of requests, there may be delays in this process. We ask for your patience.