Hours for Curbside Pickup and phone availability will change starting November 23rd, 2020. New hours are listed below, in bold font. Please call the library for more information.

 

Virginia Public Library:

Services and Information during COVID-19 Pandemic

Phone 218-748-7525                 www.virginiapubliclibrary.info

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Library patrons can pick up requested materials via the curbside pickup.  Staff are available to answer phone calls Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday 9:00am – 6:00pm or Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm.

 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Virginia Public Library is closed to the public and updates will be posted to the Library’s website at www.virginiapubliclibrary.info or call 218-748-7525 for current information.

 

WHAT ABOUT ITEMS I ALREADY HAVE CHECKED OUT?

Please return all library items checked out to the library’s outdoor drop boxes located by the library’s elevator entrance.

 

HOW DO I GET NEW ITEMS?

It may take longer than normal to receive items due to quarantine time.

  1. PLACE REQUESTS BY PHONE

           Call 218-748-7525 to place an order and schedule a curbside pickup.

 

  1. PLACE YOUR REQUESTS FOR LIBRARY MATERIALS ONLINE

               When you get notification your items are ready call the library at 218-748-7525 to schedule your curbside

                pickup.

 

  1. CHECKOUT ITEMS USING AN E-SERVICE

                Visit our website at www.virginiapubliclibrary.info to check out e-books, magazines, and other

                 materials digitally with your library card.

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Virginia Public Library at 218-748-7525.

 

Curbside Pickup Services:

 

Effective November 23, 2020 the Virginia Public Library will change the service to get materials to you in the safest way possible.  Please follow the steps below:

  1. Call the library at 218-748-7525 during the following days and times:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  9:00 am – 5:00pm

    Tuesday   9:00-6:00pm

    Saturday   10:00am-2:00pm

  1. Staff will ask you questions about the materials you would like to check out. Specific titles or authors you would like will help our staff find your next reading, listening or viewing selection! You can check out books, magazines, audiobooks, music CDs and DVD’s through the library curbside service. Pick up is limited to fifteen (15) items.

  2. You will be asked to set a time and day to visit the library and pick up your materials.

         Curbside hours:

         Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday    10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:30pm

         Tuesday    10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-5:30pm

         Saturday    10:30am-1:30pm

  1. Visit the library on your designated day and time, with your face mask ready to wear.

    • Enter the library through the elevator entrance. Wear your mask at all times while inside the building. The elevator entrance will be open only during curbside hours, so please visit during the times listed above.

    • In the elevator, press the LL button (marked as Pick ups) to travel to the library’s lower level.

    • When you reach the lower level, turn right and approach the media department.  Once you enter through the media department door, please approach the table. A staff person will come to the table, ready to give you your pickup items. Please wait six feet from the table (see the tape X’s on the ground for where to stand) and tell the staff person your name so they can give you the correct materials. You do not need to bring your library card.

    • Once you have received your pickup items, please exit the library. You can exit using the elevator, pressing the G button (marked as Exit), or by using the stairs near the main entrance. Please stay a respectful 6 feet from any other library patrons if you encounter them, and keep your mask on to protect yourself and others.

  2. If you have any books to return, place books in the Book Drop Box and DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks in the Media Drop Box. Please do not give them to staff or leave them on the table.

PLEASE NOTE:

To participate in this service, we ask that you complete the COVID-19 Screening Checklist. If you have any questions, please contact the Virginia Public Library at 218-748-7525

 

Virginia Public Library Curbside Pickup

COVID-19 SCREENING CHECKLIST

 

In order to protect our employees and keep everyone safe, each individual will be asked the following questions:

  1. Within the last 14 days (two weeks), have you or anyone in your household experienced any of the following symptoms?

    • Fever

    • Sore Throat

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath

    • Chills

    • Headache

    • Congestion

    • Loss of taste

    • Loss of smell

 

  1. Within the last 14 days (two weeks), have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with Covid-19?

 

If you answered Yes to any of the above questions we ask that you do not to use this service at this time. You will once again be able to use our curbside service when you are able to answer No to both of the questions listed above.