Greenville County libraries to reopen for curbside pickup
Officials with the Greenville County Library System announced plans to reopen for returns and curbside pickup.
The systems closed in mid-March in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The reopening plan is tiered in order to protect the safety of employees and patrons.
Beginning noon Wednesday, exterior book returns at all locations will reopen to accept outstanding library materials.
All returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours, according to a press release from the library system. The revised process means patrons can expect a delay before returned items are removed from their accounts, though no overdue fines will be assessed, according to the release.
Beginning Monday, June 1, curbside holds pickup service will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hughes Main Library in downtown Greenville.
The first two days of the service will only be available to cardholders with materials already ready for pickup.
Beginning Wednesday, June 3, patrons will be able to place new holds online or over the phone.
The library system shared the following guide for curbside holds pickups:
- Once you receive a holds pickup notification please call the library location where your item is available to let Library staff know when you wish to pick up your item(s).
- Please be ready to provide your library card number over the phone so staff can check out your materials to your library account and have them ready for you when you arrive.
- Curbside holds pickup service is being provided on a walk-up basis. Please visit the curbside service table located near the entrance.
- Please be ready to provide your first and last name and the last five (5) digits of your library card number to ensure quick secure service. Library staff will retrieve your materials and place them on the service table for you to pick up.
- Take your materials home to enjoy!
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