BOSTON – Thursday, June 25, 2020 – The Boston Public Library today announced that it is extending the "BPL To Go" program to five additional library branches. As of July 6, patrons will be able to pick up books, DVDs, and CDs at the Brighton, Charlestown, Lower Mills, South Boston, and West Roxbury branches, in addition to the branches that opened earlier this week (Central Library in Copley Square, Mattapan, East Boston, Jamaica Plain, and Codman Square).
With BPL To Go, library card and e-card holders can "order" items by placing holds on their items at bpl.org, by using the new BPL To Go iPhone app, or by calling the library's main number at 617-536-5400. Patrons will be able to make an appointment to safely pick up their items — much like picking up takeout from a restaurant — and return items using designated bins. All patrons will be required to wear face coverings and maintain physical distancing at all times.
When their items are ready, patrons will be notified that they are ready for pickup, and will be asked to schedule a time to come to their pickup location. Once they have a time scheduled, patrons will be able to pick up their items from the branches from 2 - 6 p.m. Monday - Thursday; and from 1 - 4 p.m. Friday. At the Central Library, patrons can pick up their items from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday & Saturday.
- WHAT: BPL To Go will be available at five additional branches, allowing patrons to place holds and pick up books, CDs, and DVDs
- WHEN: Starting on July 6, 2020
- WHERE: Brighton, Charlestown, Lower Mills, South Boston, and West Roxbury, as well as the branches that opened earlier in the month: Central Library in Copley Square, Mattapan, East Boston, Jamaica Plain, and Codman Square
- WHO: All library card and e-card holders
No other physical services at the libraries will be available, but all branches will continue to offer a wide range of digital events and online resources. Additional information about BPL To Go can be found here.