Tableside Service

Tableside Service

Tableside Service

We’re ready to lend you books and DVDs!

Update June 15, 2020

The Richmond Public Library Main/Civic Center branch now offers Tableside Service. You can request books and DVDs and we’ll arrange pick-up.


Services are available 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The library is not open to browse and we cannot take walk-up requests.

  1. Request

Place holds online at OR contact us:

Librarians will help you find and request books, whether you know the title or author or just want a recommendation.

  1. Appointment

We’ll find your requested items and then call you to arrange a pick-up time.

  1. Pick-up

Come to the Main/Civic Center main entrance at your appointment time (325 Civic Center Plaza) and call 510-620-6559 to let us know you’re outside. 

  • Library staff will bring your materials out and place them on the table for you. 

  • Please observe social distancing and wait for staff to return inside before retrieving your materials.


You can return library materials at the book drop at Main/Civic Center. We will be quarantining returns, so you may notice that they don’t come off your account immediately. Don’t worry; we’re not charging overdue fines or fees during this time!

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