Aitkin Public Library

Aitkin Public Library is now offering express service, computers by appointment & curbside service.

Express Service:

Express service allows entry into the building without an appointment to browse the collection, pick up holds and check out materials.

About Express Services: 

  • You will be able to browse shelves, pick up holds and check out materials
  • An appointment is necessary to use a computer (see below)
  • Per East Central Regional Library’s Social Distancing Policy all those entering the building will need to wear a face covering. Masks will be available if you need one. 
  • The environment in the library has been modified
    • A sneeze guard has been placed on the service desk
    • Hand sanitizing stations are available
    • Seating has been reduced
    • Children’s play areas/equipment will not be available
    • All staff will be wearing a mask
  • Please limit the duration of your visit
  • Please visit in groups of two or less
  • Maximum occupancy will be posted at the entrance and must be observed
  • Children under age 10 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Express service: 

Tuesday – 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
Thursday- 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
Saturday – 9:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Please do not visit if you’ve experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Symptoms include:

  • Fever (100.4° F or higher), or feeling feverish
  • A new sore throat
  • Chills
  • New muscle aches
  • A new cough
  • New headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • New loss of smell or taste

Computers by Appointment

You can call to schedule an appointment at (218) 927-2339 Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or you can schedule your computer appointment online.

When you arrive for your appointment, wait at the front entrance of the library and maintain at least six feet of social distance from others. At your scheduled time, a staff person will meet you to let you into the building.

About the Appointment:

  • You will be able to print. We request that you bring exact change if possible.
  • Computer appointments are for one hour and cannot be extended.
  • Please bring your own headphones/earbuds.
  • For your safety and ours, library staff will not approach your computer to provide assistance.
  • Per East Central Regional Library’s Social Distancing Policy all those entering the building will need to wear a face covering. Masks will be available if you need one. 

If you’ve experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the 14 days before your appointment, please call back to cancel or reschedule. Symptoms list above.

Appointments for computers by appointment will be available:

Monday – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
Thursday- 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We’re looking forwarding to seeing you for your appointment!

Curbside Pick Up

Procedure:

Step One: Place a hold

  • Place items on hold in our online catalog or by calling us (phone numbers listed below) Monday thru Friday between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Step Two: Hold Notification

  • When your holds are ready you will be notified
  • Appointments
    • Schedule your pickup appointment
    • Call (218) 927-2339 Mon-Fri from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Schedule online
  • Drive up
    • Visit during curbside hours (below) follow the directions on library signage

Step Three: Pick up your holds

  • Appointments
    •  Arrive at your appointment time
    • Your holds will be waiting on a table near the front door, in case of inclement weather holds will be waiting on a table just inside the lobby.
  • Drive up
    • Follow directions on library signage

Curbside Schedule:

Monday – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Friday – 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location

110 First Ave. NE
Aitkin MN 56431

Phone: (218) 927-2339

Fax: (218) 927-1432

Meeting rooms available.

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