Library plans curbside service starting on Tuesday, May 26
As the Lawrenceburg Public Library District prepares to reopen in phases to the public, curbside services are set to begin Tuesday, May 26, at both locations.
“Keeping staff, patrons and the community safe is a top priority as the overall battle against COVID-19 continues,” said library district director Barbara Bonney.
Returns to outside drop boxes began this week as staff sanitizes materials with a two-part system. Returns will continue to be received only through the drop boxes at this time.
There will be no additional fines added for materials returned by Sunday, May 31. Once fines resume June 1, patrons with a balance of $5 or more will need to utilize online payment to use the curbside service.
“We will first sanitize the materials with a hospital-approved sanitizer system Cintas installed in both libraries. Then we will quarantine the materials for a period of time. Our staff will be gloved and masked and protected,” said business operations manager Michelle Bunte.
To pick up materials for curbside service, take a look at the library district’s online catalog located at www.lpld.lib.in.us to make your selections. Place holds by logging in to your account, calling the Lawrenceburg or North Dearborn branch or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to indicate your preferred branch for picking up the materials.
You will receive an automatic notification when your item(s) are ready. Staff will try to locate all requested items, but it is not guaranteed.
Lawrenceburg curbside service hours will be noon to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The driveway leading up to the drive-through window is located off High Street.
At the North Dearborn branch, park your vehicle in one of the numbered parking spaces. Call the library at 812-637-0777.
Someone will be right out with your items. You are asked not to leave your vehicle.
North Dearborn curbside hours are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Have your library card ready at both locations for non-touch scanning. Snack packs also are available as long as supplies last.
If you need to apply for a library card, go to www.lpld.lib.in.us/get-a-library-card and fill out the online application. You will be notified when your card is ready to be picked up.
Lawrenceburg also will offer mobile printing pick up at the drive-through during curbside hours.
You also can use the PrinterOn App on your mobile device and search for Lawrenceburg, IN. No photocopy services will be offered at this time.
The Library’s Homebound Service is a free program designed to offer library materials such as books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks to library district residents who are unable to get to the library due to physical limitations or illness.
Staff will select materials based on your preferences and deliver them to your home on a monthly basis.
To sign up, complete the Homebound Reader Profile located at https://www.lpld.lib.in.us/homebound-service.
For more information, call the Lawrenceburg library at 812-537-2775 or the North Dearborn branch at 812-637-0777.