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Front Door Pick-Up Service

MPL Front Door Pick-Up Service

Front Door Pickup at Melrose Public Library is off to a great start!!

Please feel free to place holds in the library catalog right now to take advantage of this new service.  Once you are notified that your holds are ready, then you can schedule a time for pickup on our Event Calendar.  At your allocated pickup time, your item(s) will be in a labeled bag at the library’s front door.  Only one pick up time is required; library staff will make every attempt to include all of your available holds in a single pickup.

If you cannot make your scheduled time, please call or email the library by the end of that day to reschedule your pickup, so that your materials are not returned.

We have limited staff in the library, working within social distancing guidelines, so it may take longer than usual to process your requests, but we are excited to get physical library items back into your hands!

Effective August 3rd, we are expanding the service capacity! Front Door Pickups will now be between 10:30am – 4:30pm every Monday through Friday!

We are now accepting returns should you wish to bring your material and leave it in the library’s outdoor book drop. We have checked in over 10,647 items so far!! Please be aware that check in of your material will be at least seven days after the return (fines will not be assessed during this time).

Questions? Give us a call at 781-665-2313, or email us at