Ready to pick up your holds? If you received a notification that your holds are ready for pickup, please visit us during any of our open hours. We will keep your holds on our shelves for 10 days after they arrive.

Things to know when you visit

  • Please bring your library card or ID for checkout.
  • If you are picking up holds for other library card users, please bring their library card or account number with you.
  • Masks are not required for entry. Staff and visitors can wear masks, but are not required (per state and local health officials).) 
  • Some areas of the library remain closed to the public (including  meeting rooms and staff work areas). Open areas include the majority of library collections, internet stations and restrooms.

Library Hours

Monday10 am to 4 pm
Tuesday10 am to 8 pm
Wednesday10 am to 6 pm
Thursday10 am to 8 pm
Friday10 am to 4 pm
Saturday10 am to 4 pm
Sunday12 pm to 3 pm

Library Hours

Monday10 am to 4 pm
Tuesday10 am to 8 pm
Wednesday10 am to 6 pm
Thursday10 am to 8 pm
Friday10 am to 4 pm
Saturday10 am to 4 pm
Sunday12 pm to 3 pm

Ready to pick up your holds? If you received a notification that your holds are ready for pickup, please visit us during any of our holds pickup hours. We will keep your holds on our shelves for 10 days after they arrive.

Things to know when you visit

  • Please bring your library card or ID for checkout.
  • If you are picking up holds for other library card users, please bring their library card or account number with you.
  • Masks are not required for entry. Staff and visitors can wear masks, but are not required (per state and local health officials).

If you need accommodations or assistance, please contact the libraries:
Cedar Mill: (503) 644-0043 ext. 0
Bethany: (503) 617-7323.

Our libraries have expanded browsing to allow more access to collections and internet stations. Learn more about our Services.

Ask Us!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need to wear a mask when picking up my holds?
Staff and visitors are not required to wear a mask, per state and local public health officials. 

When can I return items?
Book drops are open 24/7. Larger items must be returned during our open hours.

Why does an item I returned still say it’s checked out to me?
If an item is still on your account a week after its return, please contact library staff to inquire about its status.

Can I request items for checkout? Yes! Place holds in our online catalog at wccls.org. Want to find something new? Check out our New & Notable page for ideas, or have staff pick for you with our Handpicked service. Looking for something not in our catalog? Try our Interlibrary Loan service.

Can I browse materials while visiting the library? Yes! During our open hours, you may browse inside the library. Self check machines are available for use. Thank you for your patience as we provide service to as many patrons as possible. 

Can I get assistance with a question? Yes! We are available by phone, email, or in-person seven days a week.

Can I pay a fee on my account? Yes, for faster service, account fees can be paid online at wccls.org or you are always welcome to get assistance during your next visit. If you have questions about charges on your account, please contact us.

Can I come into the library? Yes! During our open hours, our library collections are accessible for browsing. Internet stations and restrooms are also available.  Some areas of the library remain closed to the public (including meeting rooms and staff work areas). Review our current Services here.