Berkshire Athenaeum and curbside service

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s public library, is pleased to announce curbside pickup service for library materials.

While the library building remains closed to the public, patrons now have the opportunity to request and safely pick up library items. Books, audio books, movies, and music are available for curbside pickup service.

  • How does this work? Reserve items by using the online catalog available from the Athenaeum website, Or contact the Reference Department 413-499-9480 or to request holds placed on your behalf.
  • Then what happens? When the requested item is available, you will be called to schedule a pickup time. Pickup appointments are scheduled at various times on weekdays, weeknights, and Saturdays.
  • How much can be requested? To accommodate the needs of all library patrons, requests are limited to five items per pickup, one pickup per day, and no more than three pickups per week.

“We are so happy to offer our city’s readers this safe way to borrow books. The service has been popular from our first days and the daily pickup appointment schedule is filling right up,” said Circulation Department Supervisor Catherine Congelosi.

Patrons are reminded to continue placing returns in the library book drops. Borrowed library materials continue to be renewed and expired library cards extended. At this time the Athenaeum is not collecting overdue fines.

For further information about curbside pickup or problems with your library card, contact the Circulation Department at 413-499-9480.