Books on the Go

In June 2020, Web Exclusive by Lauren KruchtenLeave a Comment

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WEB EXCLUSIVE Wake County Public Libraries have finally reopened with contactless pickup, just in time for you to work your way through your summer reading list. Through the library system’s new Books on the Go service, you can use your library card to place a hold on up to 30 library materials using the online catalog. Once your materials have arrived, you’ll get an email notification saying they’re ready to be picked up. Materials will be set on a table at the front of the library or in the lobby with your name on them. 

The contactless pickup service was started in order to provide social distancing between library staff and its patrons, according to the Wake County Public Libraries website. Library staff will wear face masks and gloves, and sanitize surfaces frequently.

When it comes time to return your materials, libraries will have book return bins out front. Wake County Public Libraries will also institute a 72-hour hold for handled materials before they are made available for checkout again, in order to help reduce the possible spread of COVID-19.

Late fees are also being temporarily forgiven and you’ll still be able to check out materials. 

The Books on the Go service is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at eight Wake County Public Library locations. Visit to learn more.

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