Drive-up Window

Our Drive-Up Window and return slots are located on the east side of the building

  • The Drive-up Window is staffed during regular library hours; you may return materials 24/7 into the return slots (past the Window). 
  • You may place holds in the catalog and use our Drive-Up Window to pick them up once you have been notified that they are available. When logged into your account and placing a hold, you may set the pickup library as “Cary Area Public Library Drive-up window” (watch the short video below). If you call us to place a hold, let the staff member know you would like to pick it up at the window.
  • Please note that we are not able to answer reference questions, issue new library cards, or do program registration at the Window. You may instead call us (847-639-4210, press 3), apply for a card online, or contact us online for help with these services.