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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.
Pick-up must take place at the library during open hours.
Library book drops are open for your convenience. Also, now that libraries have Express Service hours, you may return books inside during Express Service hours.
This is due to new studies that say the chance of catching COVID from surfaces is much lower than was thought before. Safety measures such as washing your hands frequently are still recommended.
Return them in person to a staff member during Express hours. If you need to return them in the book drop, please package them securely in a padded mailer. (When you are returning a Zip Book, a zip-lock bag is also fine.)
We are not accepting any materials donations at this time due to our health and safety plan.
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 may be sold to raise money for library projects. Volunteers are rarely at the library right now, and none of this can happen until they are able to return on a regular basis.
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!
Curbside service is still available at all branches, as many people are not vaccinated or have family members with compromised heath, and have reason to be cautious.
This service plan has been approved by the Humboldt County Department of Health, and is designed to meet the safety needs of library users who are at risk. 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.
As of May 2021, most branches of the library also offer Express Service. Wear your mask and step into a library for an efficient visit. Pick out your own materials -- and check them out without a long line.
We are working to restore all library services and access soon as possible in a safe, coordinated and phased effort, starting with opening libraries for Express Service. We 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 full service one day soon. In the meantime, it is a joy to see your faces again for Express Service visits.