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Follow the same basic instructions, just find a safe place near the parking lot to wait for your delivery. Wait there in that safe spot. There will be a sign near the front of the library to tell you of a good place to wait.
Yes! Most paper tax forms can be provided to you via curbside delivery. The following forms are available at the Eureka Main Library whenever you drop by during curbside service hours. Most library branches have these ready for you as well, but you might want to call ahead to check if your branch has Spanish or Nonresident booklets.
If you need tax forms not on the list above, please call ahead so that we can print them and have them ready for you. The library can print most forms. However, for forms over 16 pages, or forms that are in triplicate, non-printable format, please order directly from the tax authorities. You may also check to see if certain triplicate forms, such as 1099 forms, are available for purchase at Arcata Stationers / Pacific Paper, or at H&R Block.
More about tax forms and tax help at the library. Back to Curbside Service Info.
Please call the library where you expect to pick up your delivery and together we can figure out how to safely get it to you.
In most library branches, it is now possible to safely quarantine books and keep the book drop open for your convenience. Books are not checked in immediately after you return them, instead they go into quarantine. ’Book Safety Quarantine’ (6 days or more) is a key factor in our ability to provide virus-free paper books, magazines, CDs and DVDs to you.
Because your returned items are placed in quarantine, it will be at least a week before they are checked in. Items may show as overdue on your account. Please don’t worry. Any fines on books that become overdue while in safety quarantine are waived. You will not be charged.
In the past,these items could only be returned in person to a staff member. For now, please package them securely in a padded mailer before you put them in the book drop. (When you are returning a Zip Book, a ziplock bag is also fine.) If you have an urgent need to return a book but don’t have the right packaging, please call the library for instructions.
Sometimes a book drop gets full. This means that you may find a book drop isn’t available when we thought it would be. Please keep your items if that happens, and contact the library.
We are not accepting any materials donations at this time due to our health and safety plan during the pandemic. Normally, donations are accepted by volunteers from the Friends of the Library, who sort the items into usable and unusable groups, Donations not chosen for the library collection are sold to raise money for library projects. Volunteers are not at the library now, and none of this can happen.
Thank you for thinking of us when your books need a new home. Please keep them somewhere safe and dry if you would like them to be in good condition for donation in the future!
This service plan has been approved by the Humboldt County Department of Health, and is designed to meet the safety needs of library users and library staff. This service is a practical way to provide you with books you can hold in your hand, films that can go in your dvd player, and music and magazines in non-digital formats.
We are working to restore all library services and access soon as possible in a safe, coordinated and phased effort, starting with opening smaller branch libraries for Express Service. We will continue to follow state and public health guidelines for operations. Like you, we hope that all will go well and that all libraries can safely return to in-person service one day soon.