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Sandy librarians advise customers be 'courteous' when ordering, retrieving books, materials

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - As of Wednesday, April 15, the Sandy Public Library is offering curbside pick-up for books and other library materials. Now you can pick up books from the library the same way you would take-out from a restaurant: curbside.

As of Wednesday, April 15, the Sandy Public Library is offering curbside pick-up for books and other library materials.

Throughout the library's closure, anyone interested in placing a book on hold online can do so then take the following steps to retrieve any books listed online with the status "in the library:"

• Call the library at 503-668-5537 between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon to schedule a time for pickup. Pickup will be from 1-4 p.m. and there will be a limited number of spots available every 15 minutes.

• Arrive at the library during your scheduled time and call the library from

your vehicle. Staff will ask for the name of the cardholder and for the library card number. Staff will then take the materials and place them on a table outside on the west side of the building.

• Out of concern for staff safety and public health, wait until staff are back inside the building before exiting your vehicle and to retrieve your materials.

Staff members also recommend that people "be courteous of your fellow library users, and only checkout items a few times per month so that everyone gets a chance to checkout materials."

Those with library cards can access resources and place holds online. Those interested in obtaining a library card can also complete that process online.

If you place your holds before 6 a.m., it may be possible to pick them up the same day depending on how many people have scheduled an appointment.

Make sure the items you place on hold are checked in at the Sandy Library by checking online, or you can call the library with questions at 503-668-5537.


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