Drive-Up Window Now Open

From borrowing books and movies or picking up holds to even printing via the library’s Wi-Fi, the library’s new drive-up window looks to make utilizing library services even easier.

“With the lockdown and social distancing and people trying to do the right thing, we really think the drive-up window will become a lifeline for us,” said Library Director Melissa Kipp.

“Now, even if the county’s COVID levels rise, we can safely stay open and continue to serve the public.”

While the drive-up window was installed the last week in January, the first official day of use is Monday, Feb. 1.

The drive-up window can be accessed from the east alley near the book drop. To access, simply pull up during open hours and press the round button on the drive-up window drawer. This will alert staff of your presence.

Almost every service currently offered at the library can be done through the window from the convenience of your car. This includes hold-pickups, copies, faxing, scan to email, wireless printing pick-up, take-and-make craft kit pick-ups, and more. In person hold pick-ups can be accessed on the 2nd floor of the library.

Funding for this addition was made possible by the CARES Act Grant funding the library received in 2020.

The Drive-Up window will be open the same days and hours as the library is currently operating – Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays.

Or, you can still browse the stacks, by appointment.

Call (419)947-5866 or use our fast and easy-to-use Sign-Up Genius listing to schedule your 30 minute appointment. Only one appointment per family/group, per day.

All of our regular services will be available including: browsing the stacks, reading newspapers, using the computers, and making copies. A staff member will be with you to assist you with making selections and checking out materials, as well as sanitizing surfaces as you go. Masks fully covering your nose and chin are required at all times—no exceptions. 

Unlike curbside service, you do not need to call when you arrive. Simply head to the main doors on the lower (parking lot) level and ring the doorbell so that a staff member can let you and your party in. You will be asked to sanitize your hands upon entering. Additionally, while your family may be together, we kindly ask that you practice the suggested six-foot social distancing with our staff.

You will have 30 minutes (less if you arrive after your scheduled appointment time) to browse the stacks. Find your books, movies, music or audiobooks; read the newspaper; or use our computers to browse the internet or make copies. You and your family/group must stay together on each floor.

Things to know:

- Appointments cannot exceed 30 minutes. If you are late, you will have the amount of time remaining from your appointment time.

- No entry without an appointment.

- No entry without a proper face covering: a face mask that fully covers both the nose and chin or a face shield that extends below your chin.

- An adult must be present with all children 10 and under.

- A family/group is defined as four or fewer people.

For information call 419-947-5866.