Contactless Materials Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service

Contactless Materials Pick-Up & Drop-Off Service instructions and related information can be found in the links below.

Covid-Related Library FAQs

Can I pick up materials from the Library?
Yes. We are offering two ways to get materials.
1. Visit any Library location. Masks and social distancing are required.
2. Contactless Materials Pick-Up & Drop-Off.

Am I being charged fines?
No. Late fines will not be incurred at this time. Materials that are not returned after 90 days will still be charged as lost items and will incur fees.

Can I get my Library card number over the phone?
Yes. All we need is your name and birthdate, or address.

Can I reset my PIN over the phone?
Yes. All we need is your name and birthdate, or address.

I don’t have a card. Can I make one over the phone? You can create a Library account online at

This process will issue you a Library card number that begins with "PACREG..." With this number and the 4-digit PIN you choose to be your password, you will be able to access many of our e-Resources. You can stop in any New Orleans Public Library location to get your actual Library card.

  1. Click "Apply for a Library Card"
  2. Choose what will be your home library (you can change this later if you are unsure)
  3. Enter your zip code
  4. Complete the online form (remember to make your password a 4-digit number if you plan to use e-Resources)

I made a card online. How will I get my number?
After completing the Library account application, your new number will be immediately displayed on the confirmation page.

I would like to donate materials. Can I do that?
Materials donations are not being accepted by the New Orleans Public Library at this time. However, the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library are accepting donations BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Carriage House behind Milton H. Latter Memorial Library. To schedule an appointment, call 504-345-9563 or email Materials that are left outside will be discarded.

Will I be fined for items I had checked out during the closure?
No. Fines did not accrue on Library user accounts while the Library was closed. No fines will accrue.

What safeguards are in place with regards to items being reissued?
In order to safeguard the health of Library users and staff, the New Orleans Public Library is quarantining all items for at least 48 hours (2 days) upon their return. Items will display on patron accounts until the quarantine is complete, which may be longer than 48 hours.

Can the Library send a fax for me during contactless service?
We are not offering faxing services at this time.

Will the AARP offer free tax help at the Library?
For the safety of staff and you, we will not be hosting in person programing. The AARP tax help line is 888-227-7669. Check for our virtual program offerings.

I have a question about my account. Who can help me?
You can call any location during operating hours or you can submit a request by clicking on the Ask A Librarian button at the top of this page.

I need help with e-Resources: Visit our e-Resources Instructional Videos page.