Pine City Public Library

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**The Pine City Public Library’s schedule has changed, the new schedule went into effect on Tuesday, September 8th.

The Pine City Public Library Library has begun offering browsing and computer appointments, curbside services will continue as well.

Computers by Appointment

These appointments are for those who wish to access a library computer. You can schedule your computer appointment online or. you can call to schedule an appointment at (320) 629-6403.

Phone services are normally available  Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

When you arrive for your appointment, please proceed to the service desk to check in and maintain at least six feet of social distance from others.

About the Appointment:

  • A restroom will be available for you to use.
  • 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.
  • 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 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

Appointments for computers by appointment will be available:

Tuesday  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

 

Browsing Appointments

These appointments will grant those who sign up entry into the library to browse the collection, pick up holds and check out materials. 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. You can schedule your browsing appointment online or you can call to schedule an appointment at (320) 629-6403. Phone services are normally available Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

When you arrive for your appointment, please proceed to the service desk to check in and maintain at least six feet of social distance from others.

About:

  • An appointment is necessary to use a computer (see above)
  • 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

Appointments for browsing  will be available:

Monday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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
  • Schedule an appointment pickup online or call (320) 629-64030 Monday thru Friday between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Step Three: Pick up your holds

  • Arrive during curbside hours
  • Call 320-629-6403 with your last name and the last four digits of your library card number. Your items will be checked out and placed on the cart outside the front door
  • If the curbside hours do not work for you, please contact us at pcmail@ecrlib.org to schedule an appointment

Returning Materials:

Book returns in these locations are available anytime. We do ask that if you have items that will not fit in the book return, kits, oversized books or otherwise, please keep return those items during curbside hours to the cart in front of the book return.

Curbside Schedule:

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location:

300 Fifth St.
Pine City, MN 55063

Phone: (320) 629-6403

Fax: (320) 629-4642

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