Doorside Pick-up Guide

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Need help, or special accommodation?

Call 814.237.6236

Thank you for your patience as we build capacity to expand hours.

We are pleased to offer you Doorside Pick-up of the print materials that you have requested.

It's as easy as Ready, Set, Schlow!


  • Find the materials you would like to checkout on this website (or call 814.237.6236 during business hours), and request them.
  • Wait for an email or text (SMS) notification that your requests are available.
    Note: depending on item and staff availability, this could be same-day or much longer.

Doorside Pick-up Hours


9am to 10am - Reserved for vulnerable patrons

10am to 1pm

Tuesday 4pm to 7pm

9am to 10am - Reserved for vulnerable patrons

10am to 1pm

Thursday 4pm to 7pm

9am to 10am - Reserved for vulnerable patrons

10am to 1pm

Once you know when you can come in*, you are Ready!

*If none of the hours above suit you, consider our pick-up by appointment service.


Bring the following with you

  • The library card or library card number for every individual for which you wish to pick up materials. You may wish to prepare the My Library Card App with all of your family's card numbers.
  • Your smartphone (if you have one).
  • A face mask.
  • Your patience as we grow and adapt this service to safely meet everyone's needs. 

Come to the library

Park in the library surface lot (no validation necessary)or walk up to the outer sidewalk near the lot-and either:

Text (preferred)

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  • Text "CHECKIN" to 814.801.0020 and follow instructions in the reply that you receive.



Stand in the Walk-up line

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  • Wearing your mask, enter the covered walkway in front of our building near the parking lot's entrance.
  • Find the signs for the Walk-up Line and stand at minimum 6 feet from others waiting for pickup.
  • Have your library card(s) ready to be scanned (no-touch) by staff.

You are Set!


At our front door

  • Wait for our staff to deliver your materials to you in a brown bag.
  • Safely exit the walkway (preferred: down the front stairs, if you are able).

Enjoy your library materials, and come to Schlow again soon!

You can see a brief video tutorial of Schlow's Doorside Pick-up service here.