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Curbside Holds Pickup Service Restarting Tuesday, May 12th

During Avondale’s Public Library closures, curbside pickup of library materials will be offered at Avondale Civic Center Library, located at 11350 W. Civic Center Dr. and Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library, located at 495 E. Western Ave. beginning Tuesday, May 12 until further notice. 

This service will be available at both libraries during the following time frames:

  • Civic Center Library
    • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am to 12pm and 4pm to 6pm 
  • Sam Garcia Library
    • Thursdays, 10am to 12pm and 4pm to 6pm
    • Fridays, 10am to 12pm and 3pm to 5pm

Library patrons will have the following options to request items:

  1. Placing items on hold through the online catalog (https://avondale.polarislibrary.com/polaris/)
  2. Emailing request at EmailLibrary@avondaleaz.gov
  3. Calling the libraries to place requests with a staff member
    • Avondale Civic Center @ 623.333.2602
      • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9am to 6pm
    • Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library @ 623.333.2601
      • Thursdays, 9am to 6pm
      • Fridays, 9am to 5pm
You will need to have a library card number and PIN available when placing a library material request.

Request and pickup process:

  • Requests will be limited to 10 items at a time and will apply to books (including New and Bestsellers), DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks. Beyond Books kits will not be available for checkout during this time.
  • At this time, requests will be limited only to those items available at the pick-up location.
  • Requests will be filled by staff in the order they are received. You will be contacted by email or phone when your library material request is ready, given the next available date and time to pick-up, and confirm library location. If you are unable to pick-up during the allotted date and time, you can request a different date and time for pick up.
  • As a reminder, in accordance with CDC and Public Health guidelines, please do not visit the library if you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of illness including but not limited to; shortness of breath, fever, sore throat or cough. You are advised to stay home and minimize exposure to others.
  • When you arrive at the designated library for pick up, please go to the front door entrance where library staff will be stationed to hand over library items to you. You will need to show library card or valid identification at time of pick up.
You can return items through the outdoor book drops located at both libraries during the following time frames:
  • Civic Center Library
    • 9am on Tuesdays through 6pm on Wednesdays
  • Sam Garcia Library
    • 9am on Thursdays through 5pm on Fridays

Library staff will be thoroughly sanitizing items upon return. This may result in a delay of up to 4 days before items are removed from your account. Due dates have been suspended and fines will not accrue while libraries are closed.

At this time, we are not accepting any donations through our outdoor book drops.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact:
  • Avondale Civic Center Library @ 623.333.2602
    • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9am to 6pm
  • Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library @ 623.333.2601
    • Thursdays, 9am to 6pm
    • Fridays, 9am to 5pm
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