Beginning March 28, take out pick up and delivery services are no longer offered.
We are changing our procedure for takeout pickups beginning Friday, March 20. Items for pickup will be out in the library foyer, which will be open from 11 am to 1 pm, 3 pm to 5 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday. All items will be cleaned before we pack them up for you. Staff will not bring the items outside to you. Staff will wash hands before and after packing up each person’s set of items and placing them in the foyer. Your items will be clearly marked with your initials and last 6 digits of your library card number. We suggest you wait at least a day before unpacking your items. If you are in self-quarantine or quarantine or sick, please don’t come to the library to pick items up. We trust that our community will take this request seriously.
We will still offer home delivery. Call us at 323-8510 to request this service. Staff or a volunteer will bring items to a designated sheltered spot outside your home at a scheduled time. We will use same cleaning protocol described above and suggest that you wait at least a day before unpacking your items.
And, we’re closing the book return. There are too many variables to this issue despite our best attempts at researching best practices. Please keep what you’ve got checked out until “all clear” is announced. This unfortunately means that any holds you place will not be filled. We have thousands of books, dvds, audiobooks, magazines in our collection. We are happy to choose some for you. Call us to discuss your preferences.
What we said on March 15th that is no longer true:
While the library is closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, library staff will offer curbside delivery of library materials as long as is necessary and/or possible. All current checkouts will be extended to April 30. The bookdrop will be open for returns Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17. After that, the book drop will be closed. Please keep your library items at home until the library reopens.
How we plan to do things (subject to change):
Curbside delivery: Call the library at 603-323-8510, leave your name and phone number. We will call you to find out what and how much you wish to borrow, then set up a pickup time. For pickups, come to the library, a library staff member will meet you out front with your library items. Pickup times will be scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 11-1 and 4-6, and Saturday 11-1.
Home delivery (Tamworth residents only): Call the library at 603-323-8510, leave your name and phone number. We will call you to find out what and how much you wish to borrow, then set up a drop off time. Volunteers have offered this service.
You may also use our online Request an Item form to send your requests.