When can I return items?

You may return items to any of our Alameda County Library locations, opens a new window, no matter which location they were originally checked out from.

When Materials Can Be Accepted 

As of March 15th, we are now accepting returns at any time. 

Items can be returned outside the libraries during No Contact Holds Pickup Service hours.
Book Drops are also open at all times when outside return is not available.

Book drops still will be closed early if full. There may be a delay of up to 5 days before items are checked-in, as items will not be handled until at least 24 hours after the book drop is closed. This practice is based on updated guidance from the Alameda County Public Health Department. 

We are not accepting donations at this time, and return receipts are unavailable.