The Library building is temporarily closed to help curb the spread of COVID-19, so we're bringing our convenient Parking Lot Pick-Up service back!

Try our our new, free Borrow By Mail service, too. Borrow By Mail is a safe and convenient way to borrow Library materials. Our automated pick-up lockers and remote return boxes will also remain open at this time.


How does Parking Lot Pick-Up work?

  1. Search the online catalog for books and movies.

  2. Place requests on items you'd like to borrow. For Parking Lot Pick-Up, select "Barrington Library" as your pick-up location. Or, request delivery to one of our automated pick-up locker locations.

  3. Watch for an e-mail or text notification when the items are ready for pick-up. Come to the Library during Parking Lot Pick-Up hours: Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 6 PM, Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM, or Sunday, 1 - 5 PM.

  4. Park in a designated pick-up spot (near the book return), call the number on the sign, and tell us the number of your parking spot. Have your Barrington Area Library card number ready when you call. If all PLP parking spaces are full, please pull around to the front of the aisle, near the Library canopy, and wait in line until the next available spot opens.

  5. Don't have a mobile phone? Park in the lot and come to the walk-up table on the Library plaza.

  6. A staff member will check out your materials and deliver them to your vehicle.

  7. Enjoy your Library materials, and rest assured: our building has been disinfected to EPA standards, and our staff equipped with PPE/social distancing training and equipment. Health and safety remain our highest priorities.

Questions? Contact our Customer Service representatives.