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Posted on: March 25, 2021

24/7 Holds Locker access

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Check out our newest, contact-less pick-up method: The Mansfield Holds Locker.  The Holds Locker is located right outside the Mansfield Public library doors and gives you 24/7 access to items you have requested. Pick up items on your own time with the Mansfield Public Library's new holds locker! Everyone knows their library is open 24/7 with thousands of digital resources, but now you can pick up your physical items when it's convenient for you.


How it works:

  1. From the library catalog, request a book or small item (see limitations below) and select "Mansfield Public Library Holds Locker" as the pick up location.
  2. Wait to receive a notification that your items are ready to be picked up. Once you receive that notification, you have four days to pick up your items.
  3. Visit the Mansfield Public Library Holds Locker with your library card number. Scan your library card or type in your number by following the onscreen instructions.
  4. The Holds Locker will automatically check out your items and a locker compartment will pop open revealing your items. Securely close the compartment door and you are ready to take your favorite items home!

I have multiple holds, will they all fit in the locker?

Each library card is limited to two Holds Locker reservation for pick-up. If staff is not able to fit all items in one locker, another locker will be assigned to you.

How long are items held for in the Holds Locker?

To ensure all patrons have equal access to the lockers, all requests are held for four days upon your first notification to pick up. The hold will expire at that time and the held item will either return to the shelf or be held for the next patron in queue.

Can I check-out the larger backpacks and STEM kits in locker?

Unfortunately, due to the size limitations, these items are not are not eligible for locker pick up. 1000 Books before Kindergarten and kits can be picked up inside the library.

I am unable to check out my held items at the Hold Locker. What do I need to do?

There maybe a variety of reasons you cannot checkout your items including: an expired account, overdue fees, too many items on the account, etc. Please give the library a call at 817-728-3690 during normal business hours and one of our staff members will be able to assist you right away!

Mansfield Public Library's Holds Locker is brand new for staff as well so please be patient with us as we work out any initial problems.

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