Memorial Hall Library

Grab & Go

memorial hall library grab & go

Memorial Hall Library Grab & Go

Memorial Hall Library's Grab & Go service is a contact-free way to pick up library materials. Grab & Go is by appointment only. Pickups may be scheduled on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Same day service is not available. Schedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Questions? Please call our Reference Desk at 978-623-8430.
To place a Grab & Go order:
  1. Place your items on hold through the online catalog. You will need your library card number (the number off the back of your card) and your PIN (by default the last four digits of your phone number). Here is a video tutorial about how to place holds.
  2. Wait until you are notified that your holds are available. Depending on your account settings, you may receive your notifications by email, text message, or automated phone call. Even if the items you requested are currently available on the shelf, they must be located by a staff member, pulled from the shelf, and checked in before you are notified they are available. If you have requested items from another library, it will take time for that library's staff to find the item, check it in, and then for it to be transported from that library to MHL.
  3. Once you have been notified that your holds are available, please book a Grab & Go appointment here. Click on "book now" and then "Grab & Go." All appointment times begin at 9:30am, but you can pick up your bag any time that day.
  4. Grab & Go Pickup hours are:
    • Tuesdays 9:30am-9:00pm
    • Saturdays 9:30am-5:00pm​

    Your items will already be checked out to you in a bag with your name on it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a library card to do Grab & Go?
Yes. If you are an Andover resident and do not have a card, you can get one here.

Can I go inside the library to pick up my holds?
Yes. If you would prefer to come inside the library to check out your holds rather than arrange a Grab & Go pickup, the library is open: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am-9:00pm, Friday and Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm, and Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm.​

Can I schedule simultaneous pickups for other people in my household?

How do I return materials?
Our book drop is open for returns and materials can be returned inside the building, as well.

I returned my items but they are still showing on my account.
We are no longer quarantining returned materials. Call 978-623-8400 if you are concerned.

How do I renew books?
The library automatically renews items unless other people are waiting for them or they are non-renewable. You can log into your account and check the status of your items using your library card number and PIN. Call 978-623-8400 if you have questions.

Are materials sanitized?
We are not sanitizing or quarantining materials at this time.