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Your Library @ Home!: Sidewalk Service

Digital access to everything that Huntington Beach Public Library has to offer you!

Sidewalk Service

(Holds Pickup / Servicio de Acera)

Banning

Oak View (Español)

Main Street

Murphy

Library Open:

Central Library

Hold Pickup

Where is hold pickup available?

Hold pickup is available at Banning Branch Library, Helen Murphy Branch Library, Main Street, and Oak View Branch Library.

When is hold pickup available?

Once you receive a notification that your hold is available for pick up, you can pick it up at the location you selected when placing the hold. 

Banning Branch Library: Tuesday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Thursdays and Saturdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Once you arrive at the library, call 714-375-5005 to let a library employee know you've arrived.

Helen Murphy Branch Library: Monday and Wednesday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Once you arrive at the library, call 714-375-5006 to let a library employee know you've arrived.

Main Street Branch Library: Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Once you arrive at the library, call 714-375-5071 to let a library employee know you've arrived.

Oak View Branch Library: Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Once you arrive at the library, call 714-375-5068 to let a library employee know you've arrived.

What if I don't have a cell phone?

If you do not have a cell phone, please call the branch to schedule an appointment to pick up your items. 

How do I place a hold request online?
  • Login with your barcode number, 14 digits, no spaces (normally begins with 2111900xxxxxxx). Your PIN# is the last four numbers of your phone number when you registered for your library card.
  • Search and locate the item that you would like to request.
  • Click on the Place Hold button. A request confirmation screen will appear.
  • Click the Place Hold button to finalize.
How many items can I place on hold?

You can place 10 items on hold (this is a new limit during modified service).

Can I cancel holds I no longer want?

Yes! By canceling holds you no longer want, you'll make those materials available for patrons who have requested them. You'll also free space on your card to place new items on hold. 

To cancel a hold: 
  • Login with your barcode number, 14 digits, no spaces (normally begins with 2111900xxxxxxx). Your PIN# is the last four numbers of your phone number when you registered for your library card.
  • Go to the Holds tab.
  • Select the checkbox next to the item(s) you want to cancel.
  • Select "Cancel Hold" at the bottom or top of the page.
Can I place a request for an item available through another library system (Interlibrary Loan)?

At this time, we are not placing requests through interlibrary loan. 

Shelf Help

Book Returns

When and where can I return my items?

You can return all HBPL materials, including books, DVDs, magazines, and CDs, to any HBPL branch. Central, Main Street, Banning, Oak View and Murphy book drops are available 24/7. 

I have items belonging to a branch. Can I return them to Central?

Yes! All HBPL items can be returned to any branch, regardless of which branch they belong to.

Will I receive fines for items I don't return?

No, you will not receive any new fines for overdue items. However, you will not be able to check out more items if you've reached the maximum for your card. There is a 72 hour waiting period before any returned items will be removed from your card. 

Can I drop off donations?

Donations are not being accepted at any library branch on an ongoing basis. Please check the Friends of the Library website for updates on their donation drives. 


Huntington Beach Public Library
7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone 714-842-4481