The Castlegar & District Public Library will soon be offering a curbside service as it begins to gradually reopen to the public after COVID-19 closed its doors in March.
Beginning May 19, library patrons will be able to pick up books and other materials.
To order books, choose a selection from the library’s online catalog and place a hold on the item. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-365-6611. Books can be ordered now for pickup after May 19.
A maximum of 10 items can be checked out per library card.
Only items from the Castlegar & District Public Library will be available at this time as loans between libraries have been halted.
The library is also extending due dates to cut down on the number of trips people need to make. Items will not need to be returned until June 30.
Once you have placed your holds, the library will contact you by phone or email to let you know when your items are available. The process may take a few days.
Pick-up hours will be Monday through Saturday from 12-4 p.m. The first hour is reserved for seniors and those with compromised immunity or mobility issues.
The library is requesting that only one member of each household arrive to pick-up materials and that everyone follows the directional signs posted at the main entrance.
You will need to bring your library card or a photo ID. If you don’t have a library card, you can register for one on the library’s website.
The library will also continue to offer a wide range of online products and services including e-books, audio books, movies and magazines as well as programming for children like story time and Lego challenges on the library’s Facebook page.