Curbside Pick Up
We are so thrilled to offer contactless curbside services beginning Monday, June 1 with services Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Curbside pick up will be on MAIN STREET. If you’re having someone else pick up your items, please make sure you let us know. We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date with happenings.
To request items you may:
You are welcome to choose 10 items per curbside pickup. Add a surprise Wild Card book or a children’s picture book stack for fun. You may also request DVDs, audiobooks, or puzzles.
Not sure what you’d like to read? Try these tools.
Novelist https://library.digitalmaine.org/ will give you read-a-likes and ideas. When you get to Digital Maine Library from this link just scroll down to Novelist
Goodreads - Meet Your Next Favorite Book https://www.goodreads.com/
Literature Map https://www.literature-map.com/
Have an author you like, Literature Map gives you a literature cloud based on the similarity of the author you like.
What Should I Read Next https://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/
When you know what you’d like, contact the library to make sure that we have the item, or check the online catalog https://mils.maine.edu/search~s24 . The State Library will begin ILL services early July. When you call to request items, you will be asked which day you would like to pick up and to choose a 30-minute time slot to reduce the amount of time you may need to wait. Please tell us the make and color of your vehicle.
What To Expect When You Pick Up
In order to assure a safe experience for you and for our staff, we will bag your items in a paper bag and put your first name on it. When we gather your items, staff will be masked, and gloved. The items you receive will have a 5 day quarantine period before they are bagged.
Contactless Pick Up
We will keep an eye out for you during your pick up slot. To ensure prompt pick up, please call us when you arrive at the library. If you are unable to do so, please call before you leave.
When you get here, please stay in your car until we bring your bag out. Staff will approach the table gloved, and masked, and will set your bag down. They will back up 6 feet. Once they are back, you may approach the table.
The book return is now open 24 hours. We are unable to accept returns at curbside but you are welcome to return your items in the book drop at the rear of the building. These items will then be quarantined for 5 days before they return to circulation. If it’s raining, you can still pick up holds. We’ll have a pop-up tent over the table.
We will keep your items on the hold shelf for 7 days before the hold expires. After 7 days, you’d need to request the items again.
Do you still see overdue books on your account? Not to worry, they are probably in our quarantine room. Have fines? Not to worry, you can still do curbside pickup.
We miss you all and can’t wait to see you. We are so happy that we can provide this service to you and am looking forward to being able to open the building when it is safe.