Capital Area District Libraries to pilot curbside pickup service at Okemos and Aurelius Branches

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LANSING, MI (WILX) Retailers, grocery stores and fast food chains may no longer be the only ones to offer curbside pickup services.

Capital Area District Libraries (CADL) is also working to start their own curbside service.

The 13-branch system, which serves Ingham County and part of Eaton County, will begin testing the concept at its Aurelius and Okemos branches in June.

Through this service, CADL members will be able to call at least 30 minutes prior to their arrival and request material for pick up. Once they arrive, a special number is called and staff will bring out their order to a designated space in the parking lot free of charge.

Some library items are not available for curbside service pickup including Library of Things items, Launchpad tablets and American Girl dolls.

For those who want to use the Aurelius CADL service, here is how it works:

To request a Curbside Pickup, call 517-628-3743 at least 30 minutes before you will arrive. Tell the staff member what items you want to pick up. The items will be held for 24 hours after your call.

Pull into a parking space near the library entrance of the Aurelius Library. Call 517-628-3743 to let the library know you are there and a staff member will bring the items to you.

The service is available Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The service is also available on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

For those who wish to use the Okemos location, here's how it works:

To request a Curbside Pickup, call 517- 525-8541 at least 30 minutes before you will arrive. Tell the staff member what items you want to pick up. The items will be held for 24 hours after your phone call.

Pull into the designated Curbside Pick-up parking space, located on the south side of the building. Call 517-525-8541 to let us know you have arrived, and staff will bring your items out to you.

The service is available Monday–Friday from 12–6 p.m.

Make sure to bring either your CADL card or driver's license with you when you pick up your items.

Plans to expand this service to the downtown Lansing branch will be underway this summer.