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Pueblo library to expand services

Posted at 5:14 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 20:11:29-04

PUEBLO — Starting Monday, the Pueblo County libraries will began to expand their services and will offer curbside pick-up and mail service delivery of library materials.

Additionally, all outdoor book drops will reopen.

To request curbside pickup, patrons will select “(branch name) Curbside” from the drop down menu under the “pickup location” heading in the library’s online catalog. A library staffer will call the phone number listed in the contact information to arrange a pickup time; times will be set within 10 minute windows.

Each branch has dedicated parking spaces for patron pickup. Once there, patrons are asked to call the phone number listed on signs to let staff know they’ve arrived. For confirmation, patrons are asked to have a photo ID ready to show staff through the car window. All items will be bagged and placed into the waiting vehicle; patrons are asked to have a door or trunk already open.

Attending staff will wear personal protective equipment including face masks, protective gowns and gloves, and follow public health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"We are trying to add these services week to week. Just stick with us and we're trying to make this as great of an experience as possible given the circumstances," said Nick Potter from the Pueblo City/County Library District.

Patrons who choose not to leave their homes can receive library materials by mail. When placing a hold in the library catalog, choose "Mail Delivery" as the pick-up location. Library staff will call to verify the patron's card number and address. Items will then be checked out on the customer's account for one month and mailed directly to their residence.

Patrons will be responsible for returning the items during that time. Items can be returned by mail or any PCCLD book drop. Items can be renewed by calling the library directly at 562-5607.

Currently there are more than 45,000 materials checked out; they all have a due date of May 31. No fines will be made at this time.

The library at the YMCA is not offering these services.

To find the complete Pueblo County library catalog, please click here.