Libraries offering curbside service

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The AMY Regional Library System will remain closed to the public until further notice, but library staff is now available by phone and email.

“We would like to encourage our patrons who will be using curbside service to follow the three W’s shared by the Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services: ‘When you leave your home, wear a face covering, wash your hands and wait six feet apart,” said Amber Westall Briggs, director of the AMY Regional Library system.

Curbside service at the libraries began Monday, May 11, under the modified North Carolina stay-at-home order. To use the curbside service, place items on hold through the online catalog or by calling the public library. Once an item is available, one will be notified and may come to the library, park in a designated parking spot and call the library. Library staff will ask for one’s library card number when one calls. Items placed on hold will be available for curbside pickup. Please do not use curbside service if feeling sick in any way.

“While our libraries are closed, due dates will be extended and no overdue fines will be charged,” Westall Briggs said. “Outdoor book returns are open with limited hours. Do not attempt to return books directly to library staff. We are quarantining returned materials for 72 hours before checking them in, and during that time, your online account will still say that you have them. This will not result in any fines.” 

All libraries, including the regional office, are unable to receive book donations at this time.