Phase 2 is a (Library to) Go!

“The online library is great and all, but when can I pick up physical items from the library again?”

You can get anything curbside these days— dinner, groceries, crafting supplies. Why not your library books? Introducing Stark Library to Go, an easy and safe way to reserve and pick up materials at your favorite branches.

When can I get materials?

Library to Go Service started at Main Library, on June 1, with a pilot so we could figure out our processes and make sure that the process was as safe as possible for our staff and patrons.

Next week, Library to Go Service, will be available by appointment only at all of our branches!

How does it work?

This four-step process will have you reading your next book or watching your next movie in a snap.

STEP 1: Reserve your items online or by phone. Be sure to choose the branch where you want to pick up your items. 

STEP 2: You'll receive notification by email, text, or phone when your materials are ready. 

STEP 3: Schedule your pick up appointment using our online service.

STEP 4: Your order will be ready for pick up in a plastic bag for your safety.

Can I return items when I pick up my holds?

We know you’ve been anxious to return the materials that you have checked out, but please don’t return materials to the library or book drops just yet. We’ll send out an email and update social media with special drop off times and locations.  

Will the materials be disinfected?

We’ve heard some pretty crazy rumors on how to disinfect items, including putting them in the microwave. As it turns out, library materials are NOT dishwasher or microwave safe. Don’t worry about trying to disinfect your materials before you return them. We’ve got you covered.

We are following the American Library Association (ALA) recommendation that all library materials be quarantined for 4 days after they are returned. 

What if I prefer to browse until I find my next read?

If you aren’t sure what to add to your reading list, sign up for Fresh Picks and get personalized reading recommendations sent straight to your inbox.  Sign up here. Or join Fresh Picks – LIVE on our Facebook page every Tuesday evening at 7:00!

Did you miss us?

Of course, we missed you and we can’t wait to see you again. In the meantime, there are a ton of ways to stay connected with us online! Check back on this blog or follow us on social media for the latest news.