Dennis Public Library Offers Curbside Pickup

Starting Friday, June 12th, Dennis Public Library will offer curbside pickup service to patrons. The hours of operation will be Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the exception of Tuesday, June 30th, as Dennis Public Library is the Precinct 3 voting location for the Annual Town Election.

Requests for items can be made online at clamsnet.org or by calling the library at 508-760-6219 during curbside hours. Please limit phone requests to 3 items per patron. At this time only items currently on the shelves at Dennis Public Library are available for pickup because statewide delivery between libraries has not yet resumed. If you need help choosing items, we are happy to share recommendations. Children’s activity packets are also available upon request.

Here is a review of the curbside process. After a patron places an order, staff will call the patron when the items are ready in order to schedule a pickup time between 2:00pm to 6:00pm. A patron’s items will be placed in a paper bag on a table positioned in the walkway to the main entrance of the library. Please be mindful of others picking up materials, wear a mask, and practice social distancing. All requests must be received ahead of time; no service will be provided for walk up requests.

Patrons may now also return checked out library materials. Please return them in the book or media return located on the side of the building. Please do not leave returns on the curbside pickup table. Returned items will not be checked in immediately. Please allow up to a week for items to be removed from your accounts. Any overdue fines accrued as a result of this process will be waived.
During curbside pickup services, our goal is to keep patrons and staff safe. Items will be packed by library staff wearing masks and gloves. Staff will wash hands frequently and use sanitizer as needed. High touch surfaces will be disinfected regularly. All items, including returns, will be quarantined for at least 3 days before handling or recirculating.

We are pleased to welcome patrons back in this capacity. The other four Dennis libraries are also offering curbside pickup. Please check each library’s website to review hours and procedures:  https://www.town.dennis.ma.us/libraries