In order to allow our patrons to get new books, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs while still adhering to recommended public health guidelines, Dormont Library now offers a Curbside Pickup service.
Here’s how it works:
Use the countywide online catalog to order your items. There will be extended processing times for items arriving from other libraries; most items entering the library will be quarantined for 4 days, and some specialty items (such as graphic novels, magazines, or bagged items) up to 7 days.
You’ll receive an automated hold notification if you’ve signed up for them; when you receive the notification, your items are out of quarantine and ready to be picked up. Please call 412-531-8754 to set up your pickup time. Allow 15 minutes for staff to gather your items and check them all out; if you have a large number of items (15+), please allow 1 hour for preparation.
Shortly before your arranged pickup time, we’ll place your items on the pickup cart outside the front door for no-contact pickup.
(Please be aware that we are not allowing patrons to enter the building under any circumstances at this time. When we are ready to begin offering indoor services, we will make an announcement.)
If you have any questions or need help placing a hold order, please call us at 412-531-8754 during our staff hours listed below.
If you’d like to support the library, you can also order one of our fundraising items (handmade beaded bookmarks, Sarris chocolate bars, and spider plants with planters) and pick them up at the same time as your books. If you’re interested, click the “Add a Fundraiser Item” button after placing your hold, or ask when you place your order by phone.
Library Staff Hours
- Monday / Wednesday / Thursday: 9 AM-6 PM
- Tuesday: 9 AM – 3 PM
- Friday: 1 PM – 5 PM
- Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Curbside Ordering Tips
Items owned by Dormont Library will be available more quickly than items owned by other libraries. Click here to begin a search for items from our collection.
Pickups can be scheduled any time between 30 minutes after opening time and 30 minutes prior to closing time on a given day.
Please plan to be at the library within 30 minutes of your scheduled pickup time. If you can’t make it, give us a call so we can reschedule pickup or cancel your order.
You can drop off items in the outside drop box without an appointment. We can only accept returns via the outside drop box at this time.