What family doesn't ask favors of one another? Elect a family member or friend to help you with your library business.
Designate an "authorized user." This person can pick up items that you've placed on hold. This means a spouse, significant other, roommate, grandparent, parent, or child can formally be added to your library account. All the authorized user will need to do is show his or her library card or photo ID and they can formally pick up your holds for you. They too, with your permission, can renew your items or pay your fines.
Ask at any Circulation Desk about the "authorized user" feature and make it easy for someone to do YOU a favor!