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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Curbside Pick Up

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The library is making materials available on a reservation/pick up basis for those with Independence Public Library Cards. The library will do this on a trial basis and keep the public updated via the library’s Facebook page and website as to any changes.

Reserve Your Items:

Reservations of books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, and cake pans may be made online, through email, or over the phone. Also, call us to arrange for Learning Bundles and 300-1,000 piece puzzles. The library will accept:

Online holds of materials (books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, eReaders and cake pans) through the library’s catalog at:
If you need help, click on ?Help at the top of the page. Click on Account Management Help and pay particular attention to Logging In and Reserves/Requests.
Phone requests – Please have the basic identifying information as well as the format (book, audiobook, DVD, cake pan, magazine, eReader, etc) ready when you call. We are also offering learning bundles geared for aged 4-8 and 300-1,000 piece puzzles. Leave your name and phone number on the message. The library number is 319-334-2470.
Email requests – Email your materials checkout requests to  Please include your name, your library card number, and as much information as possible about the items you would like when you email.

Picking Up your Reserved Items:

The library will call you to give you options for times to pick up your materials. To pick them up, you will drive to the west side of the library building and park. Call the library 319-334-2470 and let us know that you are here and what vehicle you are in.

A library staff member will check out your materials, put them in a bag, and bring them out to you.

Return of Books, DVDs, Audiobooks, Magazines

You are welcome to return most materials at our drive-up book/AV drop. This is located on the west side of the library building. To return the cake pans, puzzles, and eReaders, please call 319-334-2470 to set up a time to come to the library for the drop off. We will come to your vehicle to get those items.

Do you have questions?
Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Our contact information is below:

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