Know Your Library: Curbside Service

Did you know … Muhlenberg County Public Libraries is currently offering curbside pickup service?

We are providing this service during the COVID-19 pandemic to help maintain social distancing and assist patrons who feel uncomfortable coming inside the library. In this way, we hope to continue to serve our community to the best of our ability even during these difficult times, all while following health and safety guidelines from local, state and federal officials.

Our curbside pickup service is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at both library branches. Appointments are required, and we request at least 24 hours’ notice so staff members have ample time to prepare items for pickup.

Pick-up appointments are available between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Patrons who wish to make a pickup appointment can contact the library at 270-338-4760 with a list of items they would like to borrow. You can also place holds for the items you want on our online catalog at www.mcplib.org; staff will contact you to schedule a pickup when those items are available.

Once a pickup order is received, our staff will collect the items from our shelves, ensure they have been thoroughly cleaned, and then seal the order inside a bag for additional protection. When you arrive at our library for your pickup, simply park in one of the designated spots in our rear parking area and call the number posted. A staff member will bring your order out and place it in your vehicle.

Our staff will wear face coverings and maintain as much distance as possible throughout this interaction to help protect both themselves and our valued community members.

All normal library circulation policies will still apply to those who wish to utilize this service.

If you prefer to use the library in a more traditional way instead of utilizing the curbside pickup service, we are also open to the public for walk-in service on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Face coverings must be worn inside the library at this time, and we ask that patrons who have been ill refrain from visiting the library. Sanitizer is provided at various locations throughout the library for public use, and staff are following enhanced cleaning measures to provide as much protection as possible.

We appreciate our community members’ patience and willingness to follow these guidelines to help keep our community safe.

For more information about the safety measures we have taken during this COVID-19 pandemic, please call us at 270-338-4760 or visit http://mcplib.org/covid-19-information.

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