Placer County’s Auburn library to begin curbside service June 22

Published on June 19, 2020

The Placer County Library will offer curbside service starting June 22 at the Auburn Library.

Library cardholders will be able to pick up materials 9 a.m.-12 p.m, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and return materials weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Auburn Library at 350 Nevada Street.

The Placer County Library team developed the curbside program to maintain physical distancing and help keep customers safe while providing materials, including books, DVDs, audiobooks, and more.

Library customers will be able to place items on hold online or via phone. Once at the Auburn Library, customers will park in one of the designated parking stalls, remain in their vehicle, and follow the posted call-in instructions. Library cards are required at time of curbside pickup.

“Located in the seat of the county, the Auburn Library is our largest location, serving the most customers and with a facility that allows staff to work while maintaining safe physical distancing,” said Director of Library Services Mary George. “As the most-used library in our system, the Auburn Library was the natural place for us to evaluate the demand for curbside service and will help guide our decision-making process as we begin to resume in-person library services at our other locations.”

After evaluating demand, use and safety protocols in Auburn, staff will look to library locations in North Lake Tahoe and south Placer to expand modified library services for those communities.

“The health and safety of our customers and team members is our number one priority,” said George. “We’re excited to offer our customers access to library materials and we’re looking forward to the day when we can reopen our doors permanently.”

Library customers are encouraged to visit the Placer County Library “curbside service” webpage for details and FAQs at