We're so excited to tell you about our new 24/7 outdoor pick-up lockers at the Main Library location!

You know how convenient it is to place holds on BALibrary items in our online catalog. Use your Library account to place hold requests, and when the items become available, we contact you to let you know they are ready for pick-up. For holds at the Main Library, you now have the option to choose indoor pick-up during regular Library hours, or 24/7 outdoor pick-up.

Why choose 24/7 outdoor pick-up? The Library is open seven days a week, but sometimes you might need access to your held items during the early morning or late evening hours when the building is closed. There may be times when walking into the Library building to get your items is difficult, whether due to physical challenges, severe weather, or your family's busy lifestyle.

How does 24/7 outdoor pick-up work?

  • Search our online catalog for books, movies, and other items.
  • When you find something great, click the "Place Request" button.
  • Log in with your BALibrary card #/User Name and Password.
  • When you are prompted to select a Pickup Location, choose "Barrington Library Lockers" for 24/7 outdoor pick-up. (Prefer indoor pick-up during Library hours? Just select "Barrington Library," as always.)
  • When you receive notification that your items are ready for pick-up, head to the lockers in our parking lot. You'll find them near the drive-up book return. After dark, motion-activated LED lighting will light your way!
  • Scan your BALibrary card with the scanner, lift the protective cover from the touchscreen, follow the prompts, grab your items, and enjoy your Library materials!

Barcode Scanner

Locker Touchscreen

Questions about our new outdoor pick-up lockers? Stop by, give us a call, email, text, chat - we're here to help!