July 30, 2020

Good news! We are now offering contact-free pickup for students, faculty and staff. Here’s how it works:

1.    Place your hold using our online catalog.  Here are directions to request physical items for contact free pickup. You can also call us at 651-779-3968, email us at or chat with us.  Physical items in the General, New Book, and DVD collections are available, but items in the Reserve Collection are not available at this time.

2.    Your item(s) will be due in three weeks.  You will receive a loan receipt in your Century email account when your items are ready. Please pick up your item(s) at the Century College Library anytime between 9am – 5pm, Monday – Thursday. Use Lot E to park and enter the building via Door E14. Click here for a map.  Item(s) will be on hold for one week, then will be returned and shelved. 

3.    When you arrive at the library entrance, call us at 651-779-3968.  We will meet you at the door. Show us your Century ID or driver license and we will set the bag with your item(s) outside the door for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to show an ID card to do Contact-free Pickup?  Yes.  Please show us your Century College ID or Minnesota Driver’s License.

How do I return items?  Our book drop is open for returns 24/7. Items may be returned to the library’s exterior book return (by East Campus Door E7, near Lot F).

How do I renew items?  The library automatically renews an item unless there is a hold on it.  Use your StarID and password to log into your library account and check the status of your items. 

Are items sanitized?  All items have been in quarantined for 72 hours.  Library staff will handle items with gloves on in preparation for the pickup.