Yahoo! PGCMLS has resumed its curbside pickup service! Having access to new (and new-to-us) books has been a Godsend during these COVID-times. While the library’s digital books have remained accessible, there really is nothing like curling up with and turning the pages of an actual book.
Without further gushing, here’s more information about curbside pickup from PGCMLS:
How PGCMLS Curbside Service Works
“Customers can pick-up existing holds by appointment only. Curbside appointments can only be booked once holds are confirmed. Materials will be held for three (3) days from the time the hold notification is received, prompting a curbside appointment booking.
When customers arrive for their appointment, staff will deliver their holds to the customer’s vehicle and place the items in the trunk. If a customer arrives on foot or by bicycle, staff will place the materials on a nearby table or cart.
Staff may not accept returns by hand. Customers must place all returns directly in the outdoor book drops.
All buildings, including restrooms, will remain closed to the public during Phase 1. There is a check out limit of 50 items per library card, per visit. Multiple cards can be used; please indicate on the form when you book your appointment.
Access to the Library catalog will be online only and customers will reserve materials via the catalog.
Curbside hours are Tuesday-Friday 1-6 pm, and Saturday 1-5 pm.
Baden hours are Wednesday-Thursday 2-6 pm, and Friday 11-2 pm.”
PGCMLS Branches Offering Curbside Service (Book Drops Open)
Accokeek, Baden*, Beltsville*, Bladensburg, Bowie*, Fairmount Heights, Glenarden, Greenbelt*, Hillcrest Heights, Hyattsville*, Largo-Kettering, Laurel*, New Carrollton, Oxon Hill, South Bowie*, Spauldings, and Upper Marlboro.
* Baden, Beltsville, Bowie, Greenbelt, and Hyattsville offer walk-up service. South Bowie and Laurel Branches are drive-thru only. Baden has reduced hours of Wednesday-Thursday 2-6 pm, and Friday 11-2 pm.
“Curbside service will continue during inclement weather unless conditions are deemed dangerous for staff and customers. If conditions require a temporary suspension of operations, curbside service will be temporarily halted until deemed safe by the supervisor on duty.”
More information about PGCMLS’ Curbside Pickup here.
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