We Are Now Offering Curbside-Pickup of Requested Library Materials!
The public is not still not able to enter our building, as of June 1, you are now able to place holds on library items and schedule a time to pick them up. Note: This service is only currently available to TML card holders.
What Materials Am I Able to Borrow?
You may borrow any of the circulating books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs or CDs in the Thomas Memorial Library’s collection. Requesting from other libraries is not available at this time. You can access our online catalog here.
How Do I Know What Is Available to Borrow?
If you are looking for a specific item, you can search for it in the Minerva catalog. We know it is hard not to be able to come into the library and browse our shelves. We’ve tried to compensate for that loss as much as we can by offering the following options:
- If you want to browse lists of our newest materials, you can do so here.
- If you would like expert help from one of our librarians to find just the right reading, listening, or viewing material, please click here.
- If you are parent and want a librarian-selected Story Time Picture Book bundle, please click here!
How Do I Request What I Want?
You can find basic instructions on how to place a hold here.
What Are You Doing to Ensure Materials I Borrow Are Safe?
According to CDC Guidelines and multiple studies about the viability of the Novel Coronavirus on surfaces, time is the best disinfectant. Therefore, all materials returned to us by other borrowers are being quarantined for a period of 72 hours before being checked in. Because of this, you will continue to see items you have borrowed show up on your account for three days after you have returned them.
How Do I Know When My Requested Items Are Available?
Once we have received your request and retrieved your items, you will get either an email or a phone call from us to let you know that your items are available. This process may take a bit longer than usual due to the fact that we have limited staff in the building and are operating under unusual conditions. Once you receive notification that your requested items are available, you can schedule a time to come and pick them up.
How Do I Schedule an Appointment?
Please fill out the form below to schedule a pick-up time. Please do not make an appointment for curbside pick-up until you have received either an email or a phone call from us confirming that your items are ready to be picked up. If you encounter any problems scheduling a pick-up time, please email us or call us at 799-1720.
What Happens When I Come to Pick Up My Items?
When you arrive at the library at your scheduled time, please pull up in front of the building at the pick-up area. Please remain in your car and call us at 799-1720 (the number will be posted on a sign outside) to let us know you are here. A librarian will bring your materials in a bag, already checked out to you, to a table in front of the building. Once the librarian has returned to the building, please exit your car and pick your bagged materials.
What If I Am Unable to Leave My Home?
If you are unable to leave your home to pick up your items, you can arrange for home delivery. Please contact Kevin Goody to make those arrangements.
What Do I Do With Items I Am Returning?
Please place all returned items in the library book drop. All items checked out prior to the library’s closure due to the pandemic now have a due date of July 10, so there is no hurry to return your previously checked-out materials.
Thank you for following these guidelines!
We hope to be able to enhance this service and make it easier for you to virtually browse materials as we continue to navigate this new landscape of service.
If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask by email or phone at 799-1720!