Library Closed; Curbside Pickup Available

The safety of our patrons, staff and community is the library's top priority.

The Pickaway County Library will remain closed at this time to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The safety of our patrons, staff, and community is our top priority.

The library is offering curbside pick up of library materials beginning Tuesday, May 5, 2020. This service will be offered at the Main Library in Circleville and the Floyd E. Younkin Branch Library in Ashville.

Library patrons should place materials on hold using the library’s website or by calling the library. Curbside pick up will be available at both locations from 10 AM to 8 PM Monday thru Thursday, 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday and 1 PM to 5 PM Sunday. The Main Library will also have pick up hours 10 AM to 6 PM Friday.

At this time, the only items available for pickup are those that are in the building. To search for local items in the online catalog, use the “narrow your search” tools on the right side of the page to choose the location you would prefer to pick up your holds.

When your hold is available, the library will notify you and you can come to the library to pick it up. Please park near the front door of the library and call 740-477-1644 x 224 (Main Library) or 740-983-8856 x 21 (Younkin Branch Library). Identify yourself and your vehicle to the library staff member on the phone. The library staff member will then deliver your checked out items to the trunk or back seat of your vehicle.

Patrons who need help placing holds or who do not have a vehicle can call the library for assistance.

The library staff will wear masks and gloves to place library materials in the trunks of cars. All library materials will be quarantined at least three days prior to being made available for checkout.

Digital materials are available at These library resources include eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, movies, music, and research databases. Library cards are available through our website. Reference assistance is also available by emailing

If you have library materials checked out, the materials returns are now open. Returned materials will take three days to be removed from your library record due to the quarantine period. There are no late fees.

The library is posting virtual stortyimes on Mondays, book scavenger hunts on Tuesdays, family challenges on Thursdays and Couch To 5K tips on Saturdays on its Facebook page. Additional information about library resources is available at the library’s website or via social media.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult circumstances.