Sandstone Public Library

sandstoneThe Sandstone Public Library is now offering express service (see below) & computers by appointment, as well as continuing to offer curbside services. .

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 will be available: 

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Schedule Update Starting 8/31: Express service will be available: 

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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 schedule your computer appointment online or you can call to schedule an appointment at (320) 245-2270. 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 and maintain at least six feet of social distance from others. At your scheduled time, a staff person will check you in and lead you to your computer.

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
  • Bring your own headphones/earbuds as we will not have any available for public use
  • 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 are listed above. 

Computers by Appointment will be available: 

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Schedule Update coming 8/31/2020**Computers by Appointment will be available: 

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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: Schedule a pick-up

  • When your holds are ready you will be notified
  • Schedule a pick up appointment

Step Three: Pick up your holds

  • The pickup process is designed to be contact free
  • Show up at the appointed time

Curbside Schedule (appointment required):

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Schedule Update coming 8/31/2020**Curbside will be available: 

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

***If you are unable to pick-up your materials during these scheduled times, we may be able to set up an appointment while staff is in the building. Please call (320) 245-2270 and ask the staff member to send your contact information to Jeanne. 

Returning Materials:

The book return is now available anytime. We do ask that if you have items that will not fit in the book return, kits, oversized books or otherwise, please return those items during curbside hours to the cart outside the library.

Location:

119 North Fourth St.
PO Box 599
Sandstone, MN 55072

Phone: (320) 245-2270

 

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