The Ocean City Free Public Library is excited to offer a “Curbside Pickup Service.” This service allows patrons to borrow library materials without coming into the building.


  • The OCFPL’s curbside pickup service allows our library patrons to borrow all library materials; the service also offers items for pickup such as computer-generated printouts, hotspots, and children’s craft or activity kits.
  • Pickup times are Monday - Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and on Sunday from 11am to 5pm.
  • All curbside pickup services will be from the Library’s 17th Street entrance.
  • A limit of 10 items per patron may be requested for pick up at a time, with only 1 pickup per day allowed.
  • You may pick up items from multiple cards.
  • Please address any questions or comments regarding the OCFPL’s curbside pickup services to


  • Place items on hold.
  • Use our website to search our library catalog for items or call the Reference desk at 609-399-2434 x5231
  • Place items on hold, and choose the “curbside” location for pickup.
  • Wait for notification, then call us to schedule pick up.
  • You will receive an email or phone notification when your hold is available for pickup. (Wait times for holds are currently longer than usual).
  • After you receive notification, call the library 609-399-2434 x5226 and have your library card number available.
  • Staff will schedule a time for you to pick up materials. Pick up times are staggered to encourage social distancing.
  • Staff will check out your items and put them in a plastic bag.
  • Bags will be labeled with the last 5 digits of your library card number.
  • After confirming your scheduled time, pick up your items at the curbside location.
  • All curbside pickup services will be from the Library’s 17th Street entrance.
  • Patrons arriving in vehicles may request the option of having bags placed in their trunk or picking up bags from the cart.
  • Bags will be on a table outside the building by the 17th street entrance.
  • Find your bag labeled with your hold pickup number (this is the last 5 digits of your library card number).
  • Grab your bag and enjoy!
  • Items not picked up within the allotted time will be re-shelved.
  • Please be sure to maintain a social distance of 6 ft. to protect the health and welfare of our staff and other patrons.

Click here to access the full Curbside Pickup policy.