Telluride Library: Curbside Service Starts 4/20 & More!
Telluride’s Wilkinson Public Library remains dedicated to its mission to engage, inspire, and aid the amazing people of our community. Though the library cannot open for full service at this time, WPL will offer curbside service in order to connect patrons with books, magazines, DVDs, and the many other materials the institution has to offer. Patrons will be able to check out items that are currently in the library and pick them up from 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Sunday. In addition to the new curbside service for physical items, WPL has a multitude of resources available 24/7 online. Check out all the offerings here. A calendar of events can be accessed here.
How It Works:
Patrons can text their request to the new “curbside service” phone number: 970-729-8129. Patrons can request specific items or put in a generic request like “5 mystery books” or “kids books about bears”. For specific requests, patrons are encouraged to use the library’s online catalog to look up the item(s) they would like to make sure they are available at WPL.
Library employee on duty will gather the items and sanitize them, place the requested materials in a paper bag, staple it shut and write the patron’s initials on the outside, then place the bag in the curbside tote in front of the library. The library employee will then text the patron to let them know that the materials are available for pickup.
Patrons can pick-up their bag from the curbside tote. Everyone is encouraged to drive to the library and to stay in their cars until they receive a text that their items are ready. Tape will be set up six feet around the curbside tote in the event that more than one person arrives at the same time.
Library materials can also be returned to the drop box between 10 am and 4 pm.
WPL will also offer printing services. Patrons can email their print to email@example.com
Patrons text the curbside number to let the library employee on duty know that a document is waiting to be printed. The library employee will print the document, place it in a manila envelope, label it, and place it outside in the takeout tote. The patron will receive a text letting them know it is ready.
More detailed information about how returned materials will be handled can be found under CDC Guidelines for Libraries and Museums. New library accounts can be set up or problems with accounts can be resolved from 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Sunday through the library’s online chat service at https://www.telluridelibrary.org/ or by calling 728-4519 x 110 and leaving a message.
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