Contact-Free Curbside Pickup

Norwalk Easter Public Library offers contact-free, curbside pickup of library materials for patrons. Curbside pickup is available Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Friday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; & Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Not sure what materials you want or how to reserve them? Call 515-981-0217 or email and staff will help you!

We are offering other services by appointment:

Study Room Use:

Study room use appointments are limited to 1 hour per day.

Notary service:

Notary service will be available by appointment only. In addition to our existing notary guidelines, all signers are encouraged to wear a mask during the transaction. If the document(s) require a witness, you must provide your own witness.

Staff-assisted printing or faxing can be requested by calling 515-981-0217 or email staff at and can be picked up curbside.

Holds and Curbside Pickup Process:
Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use curbside pickup?

Anyone with a valid library card from Norwalk Easter Public Library can use curbside pickup.

How Do I Get a Library Card?

Visit  You will need to provide a scan/copy of your photo identification and proof of your current address.  Library staff will contact you with your library card number and PIN so you can borrow physical library materials and download ebooks, e-audiobooks, and more!

What Materials are Available & How Do I Request Them?

Place items on hold in our catalog at or call 515-981-0217 or email staff at to place requests.  You can select specific books or authors or ask us to pick an assortment of materials for you.

Available materials include books, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, board games, mobile internet hot spots, puzzles, Launchpads, magazines, & kits.

I Don’t Remember My Library Card Number and/or PIN – How Do I Place a Hold?

Call the library at 515-981-0217 or email staff at to request your information. 

Once I’ve Requested My Items, When Can I Pick Them Up?

Once your hold is ready, you will receive email, text, or phone notification that your hold is ready to pick up. 

I Have Holds to Pick Up – What Do I Do?

  1. Drive to the library during curbside hours and park in one of the parking spots designated with a numbered, orange traffic cone*. 
  2. Call the library at 515-981-0217 and provide your name and parking space number to the staff.
  3. Remain in your car and staff will bring your materials in a plastic bag to your vehicle and return to the library.
  4. If you have materials to return to the library, please bring them to the library drop box after your materials are delivered.

*If the parking spaces with orange traffic cones are full, please wait to park & call staff.  We will be working as quickly as possible, but we are only able to help a few people at one time and we want to help ensure a safe curbside experience for everyone.

I Don’t Have A Cell Phone. Can I Use Curbside Pickup?

If you do not have a cell phone to contact us when you arrive to curbside pickup, please call the library at 515-981-0217 or email at and we will make arrangements with you.

What If I Plan on Walking/Biking to the Library for Curbside Pickup?

Please maintain physical distancing in a safe space out of the traffic flow when you arrive in front of the library.  Call the library at 515-981-0217 and staff will deliver your materials to a designated spot for you to pick up after the staff member has returned to the inside of the building.

How Do I Return Materials I Have Checked Out?

Please use the material drop box located to the right of the library’s front doors to return materials at any time.  If you have a board game, hot spot, or other oversized item that cannot or should not be placed in the material drop box, please bring them inside or call the library at 515-981-0217 to arrange for staff to pick them up outside the library in a contact-free manner.

How Will Staff Maintain Physical Distancing?

Staff is making every effort to ensure staff & patron safety.  We ask that patrons stay in your vehicle.  We will communicate by telephone and deliver your items to your vehicle and return to the library as quickly as possible.

How Long Will the Library Keep My Holds?

Once you receive your notification by email, text, or phone that your hold is ready for curbside pickup, we will hold it for 7 days.

I’ve Changed My Mind and No Longer Need the Item(s), What Do I Do?

Please log into your online account and cancel your hold.  You may also call the library at 515-981-0217 or email at to request we cancel your hold.

Does the Library Offer Programs Now?

Unfortunately, the library cannot offer in-person programs like storytime and book clubs for safety reasons.  We do have a wonderful selection of free Take-and-Make offerings for all ages, so contact staff to request one.  We also have online programs and virtual events; check our Facebook page or ask staff for more details.

I Have Another Question Not Answered Here.  Help!

Staff is happy to help!  Contact us Monday-Thursday between 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday; & 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday.  You can call 515-981-0217 or email