Curbside Pickup

9 Middlesex County Library locations are currently offering curbside pickup, with the option to receive items by mail still available for those unable to visit during curbside hours.  Patrons are able to place items on hold and select their desired pickup location using our online catalogue or the My Library! app. Once notified that items are available for pickup, visit the pickup location during the designated curbside hours. Please bring your library card and adhere to posted directions regarding social distancing.

Ailsa Craig, Mt Brydges and Thorndale are now available as hold pickup locations in our online catalogue.  You are able to select them as the pickup location for new holds, and change the pickup location for existing holds. If you would like to change the pickup location of an available hold or a hold that is in-transit, please call us at 519-245-8237, email us at or chat live on our Contact page. 

Patrons will have two weeks to pick-up a hold after being notified that it is available.  Those patrons without an email address on their account will be notified by phone, all others will receive the automated email messages that were in use prior to the closure.

Curbside Pickup Hours

Branch Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Ailsa Craig
By Appointment only
closed closed 4:00 - 7:00 pm*
*by appointment only
closed closed 10:00 am - 1:00 pm*
*by appointment only
Dorchester closed 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 - 4:00 pm
& 5:00 - 7:00 pm
1:00 - 4:00 pm closed closed
Glencoe closed closed 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 - 4:00 pm
& 5:00 - 7:00 pm
1:00 - 4:00 pm closed
Komoka closed closed 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 - 4:00 pm
& 5:00 - 7:00 pm
1:00 - 4:00 pm closed
Lucan closed 1:00 - 4:00 pm 1:00 - 4:00 pm
& 5:00 - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm closed closed
Mt Brydges closed 4:00 - 7:00 pm closed closed closed 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Parkhill closed closed 1:00 - 4:00 pm 1:00 - 4:00 pm
& 5:00 - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm closed
Strathroy 1:00 - 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm 12:00 - 3:00 pm 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 - 4:00 pm closed
Thorndale closed closed closed 4:00 - 7:00 pm closed 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

*Curbside pickup at the Ailsa Craig Library is by appointment only.  Please email or call 519-293-3441 during curbside hours to make your appointment.

Additional Information

If you are a Virtual Card holder you will need to upgrade your card before checking out items. Please be sure to bring your library card, ID and proof of address when visiting to pickup items.  

For patrons outside of these communities and those unable to visit a branch during curbside hours, we are still offering Items by Mail.  To use this option simply select "Mail My Items" as the pickup location when placing holds.

When searching our online catalogue, you may notice that some items will show up in your search results, but you will not have the option to place them on hold.  These items are temporarily unavailable due to branch closures.  We apologize for this inconvenience, and thank you for your patience while we work through our phased re-opening process.

For Patrons of Closed Branches

All holds that were placed prior to, and during the weeks immediately following, our March 17 closure that were for pickup at  closed branches, have had their pickup location changed to a nearby branch open for curbside pickup.  The changed pickup locations are as follows:

  • Coldstream, Delaware, and Ilderton were changed to Komoka
  • Melbourne, Newbury and Wardsville were changed to Glencoe

If you would prefer a different pickup location, login to your online account, go to your holds and select your preferred curbside pickup location from the drop down menu.

Need Help?

Please email us at, chat live with library staff or call 519-245-8237 and leave a message.