Library announces to-go hours

From Local Sources

The Jasper-Dubois County Public Library will begin offering to-go services to pick up items on hold starting today at all four branches.

Patrons are asked to reserve items by placing holds online at or by calling the library. The limit is 10 holds per person. Once holds are gathered from the shelves, library staff will call patrons to pick up items. Items will be checked out by staff, put in a sealed bag with patron’s name and then be placed on a table outside the library’s front doors for pickup at their convenience. Please do not come until you receive a call from staff that your items are ready.

Hours will be limited for the first two weeks, but then will increase to include evening and weekend hours until normal hours resume. There is no definitive date for when the library will be back to regular operations. The library asks that patrons follow social distancing guidelines when picking up items.

Hours at each branch are as follows:

• Jasper: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

• Ferdinand: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Thursdays until 3 p.m.

• Dubois: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday

• Birdseye: 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

Materials should be returned via the library drop boxes. Due dates will be extended as needed. All items will be quarantined upon return following Centers for Disease Controla and Prevention recommendations.

The library will also be able to offer document services like faxing, printing and copying via appointment starting Monday. Computer usage to electronically file documents will be available by mid-week by appointment.

The library has an expansive digital collection of materials that can be accessed at anytime on the library’s website. Wi-Fi can be accessed at any time in the areas outside of the libraries, as well as the Jasper Library Annex.

Patrons with questions are asked to call the library during the above hours of operation. The library can also be reached via the chat feature on its website or via message to any its Facebook pages.

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