BCL To Go

Outdoor holds pickup | Available at Main & Murray Scholls

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Two options for picking up your materials in HELD status with BCL To Go:

1. Drop in at the front doors during BCL To Go hours
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2. Schedule a BCL To Go appointment
Schedule a curbside appointment at Main (30-minute windows)
Schedule a walk-up appointment at Murray Scholls

You can also make an appointment by calling the library at 503-644-2197 during Ask the Library phone hours.

Main Library
Drop-in Hours (Front doors; walk-up only)
Monday 10 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday 10 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 7 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 1-6 PM
Saturday 1-6 PM
Sunday 1-6 PM

Murray Scholls Branch
Drop-in Hours (Walgreens side; walk-up only)
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 7 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 1-6 PM
Saturday 1-6 PM
Sunday Closed

Your BCL To Go visit

For drop-ins (Main & Murray Scholls) and appointments at Murray Scholls:
1. Approach the staff member at the table at the front of the library. (At Main, please park in the east parking lot.)
2. Present your library card or ID. Physical distance must be maintained; if there is a line, please leave 6 feet of space between yourself and others.
3. Staff will bring out your items and set them on the table. Please wait until staff have moved away from the table before approaching the table to get your items.

For curbside appointments (Main only):
1. Park near the cone and table (parallel parking spots off of Hall Blvd).
2. Call the number on the sign and tell staff your name. You may have your materials put in your car's trunk or on the table nearby.
3. If you choose table, staff will bring out your items and set them on the table. Please wait until staff have moved away from the table before approaching the table to get your items. If you choose trunk, please open your trunk and remain in your vehicle. Staff will place your items in your trunk, close the trunk, and walk back to the building.

  • Want to use BCL To Go using your vehicle? You'll need to make an appointment at BCL Main. Drop-ins at both locations and appointments at Murray Scholls are walk-up only.

  • Want to pick up your holds inside the building? Now available at both Main and Murray Scholls: BCL Grab & Go. This service includes limited browsing, quick help with questions and reading suggestions, holds pickup, and self-checkout. Visits are limited to 30 minutes; capacity is limited inside the building.

  • Want to return materials? Use the book drop on the east side of the building (on Tucker Ave). During BCL Grab & Go hours, you can also come inside to return materials at the book drop inside the building, after entering through the lobby.

  • Want a better idea of what to expect at BCL To Go? Watch a 2-minute video:
    BCL To Go - Main curbside
    BCL To Go - Murray Scholls walk-up

Main Library - Click to enlarge

Aerial map of BCL Main.

Murray Scholls - Click to enlarge

Aerial map of BCL Murray Scholls.