Curbside Pickup and Returns

Update 08-09-2020: Curbside Pickup and book drop hours now available at the Hinkston Branch! Starting Monday, August 10, Curbside Pickup will be available at the Hinkston Branch: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. By appointment only. Items may be returned during this time at the book drop located in the parking lot at the Waukegan Park District Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center.

Update 08-03-2020: Curbside pickup and book drop hours extended! Starting Monday, August 3, Curbside Pickup will be available Monday – Friday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. By appointment only. Items may be returned Monday – Friday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm in the book drop located on Martin Luther King Dr. behind the Main Library.

To get started, visit and place your items on hold like you normally would or call 847-623-2041 ext 236. If you don’t a library card, Waukegan residents may apply for a Temporary Library Card while our building is closed. For more information, visit

Staying Safe

All returned items will be quarantined for three days before being checked in, as recommended by the Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project. Staff will be wearing masks for protection and will maintain a 6-foot minimum safe distance for social distancing. We appreciate your patience as we start this new service and make adjustments as needed.

We will continue to follow the guidance of the Lake County Health Department, Illinois Department of Health, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and will re-evaluate plans as needed.

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