Great news from the Library!! What many of you have been eagerly waiting for is finally here! Beginning Tuesday, June 23rd, library staff will deliver curbside holds to your vehicles. Service hours will be from 11am – 2pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
The return of library materials starting on June 16th has gone smoothly using safety measures like facemasks and social distancing for staff and community members. Many thanks to all of you! We will continue taking your returns in the meeting room, during the same hours as curbside holds, for weeks to come. No more returns by the alphabet system. Come on any of the days listed.
If you had holds waiting on our hold shelves since before the library closed in March, or if you get a hold notice by text, email, or phone for new holds, just drive to the Library during the hours and days mentioned above and park in a designated Curbside Pickup spot.
After arriving, call us at 360-378-2798 and tell us:
That your holds are ready
What spot you’re waiting in
Whether to put them in your vehicle’s trunk or back seat (No person to person transference, please)
It will take us just a few minutes to check them out and bring them to your car.
If you walk to the Library, it’s much the same process. Call us, give us your information, and wait while we check out and deliver your items to a designated area on the sidewalk.
We ask that everyone limit their holds to 10 items per day. We have limited time and staff to get books and movies ready and out to as many people as possible.
We want to thank everyone for your patience and understanding while our building has been closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. Library staff are excited to welcome people back as they return their materials this week.
We know it will be an even sweeter experience to put new materials in people’s hands. We’ll feel more like a traditional library again!
See you soon!
Laurie Orton, Director
Discover Life's Possibilities
San Juan Island Library
1010 Guard Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Interlibrary Loans Continue to be Suspended
As the library begins its phased reopening, we ask that all Interlibrary Loans currently checked out be returned to the Library during our open return hours. We will return these items to the lenders; libraries across the country are currently returning items to the owning libraries.
We hope to begin accepting requests for Interlibrary Loans in mid to late July. Our website ILL page will be updated once we offer this service again. In the meantime, if you need article requests, you can continue to email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will look for libraries copying articles through their e-resources.
If you placed a request before our closure and did not receive it before we closed the building or it wasn't sent to you during the closure, you will need to resubmit that request once we offer Interlibrary Loan services again.
Thank you for your understanding.
Discover Life's Possibilities 1010 Guard St Friday Harbor, Washington 98250 (360) 378-2798 www.sjlib.org