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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Merced County Library Resumes Curbside Service

Merced County Library

With appropriate COVID-19 precautions in place, the Merced County Library system is resuming its “Curbside Pick-Up” Service this week at the following library locations/times:

  • Merced Library (2100 O St.): Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    (209) 385-7484
  • Atwater Library (1600 Third St.): Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    (209) 358-6651
  • Hilmar Library (20041 W. Falke St.): Wednesday & Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    (209) 632-0746
  • Livingston Library (1212 W. Main St.): Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    (209) 394-7330
  • Los Banos Library (1312 Seventh St.): Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    (209) 826-5254

There are several ways to access material through Curbside Pick-up Services:

  1. Place holds on material through the Library’s Online Catalog. When notified holds are available to pick up, call you library to schedule Curbside Pick-up date and time.
  2. Use the “Curbside Service Form” on the Library website. Fill out the form with the type of items you are looking for and staff will pull material in the genres you requested. For example: 2 Barbecue/Grilling cookbooks, 3 murder mystery titles, and 15 children’s picture books.
  3. Call a Curbside Service Library and request material over the phone. Staff will assist with placing holds, genres requests, and schedule pick-up times.

No Library Card? No problem—the Merced County Library is issuing library cards over the phone at the Curbside Service locations. Your new library card will be mailed to your address.

When picking up material, remain in your vehicle. Library staff will place items either in your trunk or on the hood of the vehicle. There will be no direct customer interactions during pick up.

We understand that this situation is affecting our customers in many ways. The Merced County Library has suspended fines and fees during this time. All funds owed to the Library will remain on the account, the Library is suspending blocks so all residents have access to necessary resources—whether electronic or print.

The library offers many online services: E-books and E-audiobooks through OverDrive (Libby App). Go to online services to see the many databases available to assist with educational and recreational activities.

Join Dig Deeper—Summer Reading 2020 to earn free books, access virtual programs, and connect with fellow readers. Connect via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for activities you may participate in at your home. Merced County Library is here to support you and your family. Happy Reading!

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