Well, we, (the staff), have been back in the building since early May. Color us ALL happy to be back!
We have been able to accept return items, in a limited capacity, for about 2 weeks. We are keeping ALL items in quarantine for at least 72 hours before we check them in and off your library cards. Please don’t worry – there are absolutely no fines being accrued to any items checked out of the Gardiner Public Library at this time. We are here for you, and want to be the least of your worries right now.
THE BEST NEWS . . .
We have a Pick Up Window available!!!
The window has been open for two weeks now, several hours a day, and being well used and appreciated. The current hours for pick up are Monday thru Friday from 11:00 to 5:00. Our pick up window is at the back of the building, to the left of the door.
For now, the only items available are items owned by us, as the state-wide van delivery service is not running. We are hoping by August that we will be able to use the entire Minerva system, and that the InterLibrary Loan service will be up and running.
You are welcome to request items in several ways.
For those of you who are familiar with making requests through the Minerva system, continue using that system. Please be aware however that only items owned by Gardiner are available to you. If you scope to Gardiner, I find it easier to see what we might have here in the building,
A second way to request items is to email us with your request(s). Please include your name; library barcode; the title(s) and format – book, DVD, CD, magazine – you would like. The best emails to use are either – firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Last, but by no means least, feel free to call us with any requests. We will do our absolute best to find the items, let you know they are available, and have them checked out and ready for you to pick up at the window in the back of the building.
If you check your library account on-line, you may notice that it seems you have already checked out your requests and that you have them at home. Please don’t worry, we are doing our best to keep everyone safe, and have checked the items out to you, so that we may just give them to you once we know who you are. Yes, with the masks we are all wearing, sometimes it is rather difficult to recognize each other.
Please know – WE MISS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!!!!