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We appreciate how much everyone wants to use the library and have started curbside pickup again.  We have also started accepting returns again at all locations (see below).

Curbside pickup - by appointment only!
Central Library: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Branch Libraries: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6.p.m.

  • Place items on hold as you normally would. You may use our online catalog, the library app “GarlandPL” or call the library at 972-205-2500. 
  • You may request copies of the 1040 tax form and 1040 form instructions be delivered with your items. This only applies to the paper 1040 forms and instructions that were sent to us by the IRS.
  • We will call you when your items are ready, schedule a pick up time and check them out to you. 
  • When you arrive at the library, park in the designated spot in front of the library and call us. We will use your library card or ID to confirm your identity. 
  • We will put you on hold while your materials are retrieved and put outside on tables or carts.
  • After staff is back in the building, we will come back on the line to inform you that your items are ready. 
  • PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR until we tell you your items are ready.
  • You go home with fun library materials. Thank you!

Interlibrary Loan has been suspended while we and other library systems get back to normal business operations. 

For everyone’s protection, we will maintain appropriate social distancing measures. Your library card must be current and in good standing (fines under $10) to use this service. This service is for picking up items on hold ONLY. The library reserves the right to cancel curbside pickup due to inclement weather or limited staffing. There is a 10 item limit.  Scheduled service hours for curbside may be adjusted as needed.

We do encourage you to use our online resources including downloadable books, newspapers, magazines and graphic novels. We also have a wide selection of homework resources including online tutoring and test prep in ONLINE RESOURCES.


Garland Libraries have opened the book drops and are accepting returns.

  • All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in.
  • Nothing is due before June 1 and we are not charging fines so our quarantine will not affect your account or your ability to place holds.
  • Book drops are open: 
    • Central Library: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Branch Libraries: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6.p.m.