Curbside Holds Pick-up Information and FAQs

Curbside Holds Pickup available at the Westwood Public Library, Monday-Saturday.

See below for more information!

Curbside Pick-up & Book Return FAQs

Place holds on library materials through the Library’s Catalog, the Minuteman Mobile App, or you can phone library staff at 781-326-7562. 

Are you looking for some reading suggestions? We want to help get great books into your hands this via our new ReadNEXT: Adult Book Bundles

Don't know what to pick for kids and teens? Check out the librarian selected Children's & Teen's Book Bundles options. Just tell us age/grade of readers and select book bundles based on topic and genre! You can always email the kids department directly for suggestions at or call 781-320-1042 to speak to a Children's or Teen's Librarian. 

While the number of holds is not limited, if you can limit your holds to one library card per family, that would aid us in streamlining the holds process and will also help ensure the health and safety of library staff and customers.

You will be notified when your items are ready either through email, text or a phone call depending on your library account setup.  

Please phone the library to schedule your pickup, 781-326-7562. Or click here to use the online form.

When you arrive at the library on your arranged pick up date, you will be able to locate your items on the shelfs in the front lobby. Books and bags will be arranged alphabetically by last name.

Yes, all materials in the front lobby are check out, and a due date receipt will be included with your items. All materials are checked out for their regular loan periods.

The Library is open for normal operations. 


10:00 AM- 9:00 PM


10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


2 PM - 5 PM


At this time, there is no public access the Islington Branch Library as it is being renovated.

Westwood residents can obtain a library card at the circulation desk with photo identification or register for temporary virtual library cards by clicking here

...placing a hold?: Call 781-320-1045 or 781-326-7562, email or Ask a Librarian.

...pick-up holds, or change my day?: Call 781-326-7562, or submit your request to Ask a Librarian.

...using digital resources i.e OverDrive/Libby, Hoopla, Kanopy, ReferenceUSA, NewsBank, etc?: Call the Information Desk at 781-320-1045, email or submit your question to Ask a Librarian.