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Guidelines for Gaines County Libraries Curb-side Pickup

Sunday, April 26, 2020
Guidelines for Gaines County Libraries Curb-side Pickup

During the Gaines County Library closures, curbside pickup of library materials (books, audiobooks, movies) will be offered at both branches beginning Monday, April 27, 2020.

The service will be available during the following times, by appointment only:

Monday-Friday

Seminole, 704 Hobbs Hwy: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Seagraves, 311 Hill St.: 9 am to 5 pm.

As a reminder, in accordance with CDC and Public Health guidelines, the public is advised not to visit the library curbside program if they are experiencing any signs or symptoms of illness including but not limited to; shortness of breath, fever, sore throat or cough. Please stay home and minimize exposure to others.

GUIDELINES FOR CURBSIDE SERVICE

1) When requesting materials, patron must provide the Librarian with their Library Card number, or proper identification over the phone (ID/DL number, DOB, address)

2) Patron Library Card must be valid and in good standing with no outstanding fines over $5 (pre-March 13, 2020). If the Patron’s card is not in good standing, the Patron will not be allowed to check out items, as there will be no money exchanged to pay for fines. If the Patron’s card is expired, it can be renewed with the proper identification, per Library policy.

3) There will be a 10 item limit per household. 5 movie limit is still in effect at this time.

4) Checkout period will be for 2 weeks for books, 5 days for movies, per Library policy. Materials may be renewed over the phone, and book drops are open 24 hours a day for drop-off.

5) Patrons must show their Library Cards or identification at the time of pickup.

6) All items will be disinfected upon arrival at the Library.

REQUESTING MATERIALS

1) Search the online catalog at gainescountylibrary.org for availability of specific books, noting the specific branch (Seminole or Seagraves’ Library Catalog).

2) Call the specific branch to request materials and make a pick up time appointment:

Seminole: (432) 758-4007, Seagraves: (806) 546-2480

PICKING UP MATERIALS

1) Patron will the given an appointment time to arrive at the Library when calling in their requests.

2) Librarians will bring the books out, bagged, to give to the patron at that time. If the Patron is unable to arrive at the scheduled time, they will need to call and reschedule.

3) If Patron does not show by the appointment time, and does not call to reschedule, items will be reshelved.

4) Patrons must show their Library Cards or identification to the Librarian at the time of pickup.

THE LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. No other services will be offered at this time. For any questions or information, please call the Seminole branch at (432) 758-4007 or the Seagraves branch at (806) 546-2480.