Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for more details about the Library’s phased reopening plans? Browse the FAQs below or send us a note.

Can I request and checkout items from the library at this time?

Yes! You may request items on our website, in person, or by calling the library during our scheduled open hours. Items will be pulled and placed on hold. You will receive a notification via your usual method when your requested items are ready to pick up. If you have questions regarding holds you have placed, you can ask a library staff member by visiting or calling the library during open hours.

How will I check out items I have placed on hold?

For in-house pickup: Speak to a staff member at the information desk to pick up your materials. Staff will retrieve your items and check them out to you.

For curbside and drive-thru window pickup: When you arrive, a staff person will locate your held items, check them out to you, place them in a bag, and deliver them to your vehicle. Our staff will be wearing masks for your safety; we encourage you to do the same.

While you’re at the library, use the book drops to return items. Returned items will be quarantined for a minimum of 4 days prior to being checked in and made available to other patrons.

Can I return materials now?

You may return materials at any time in the library dropbox at each library. For the safety of patrons and staff, please do not hand your returns to a staff member. Returns should only be placed in the library dropbox.

Once materials are returned they will be quarantined for 4 days, so you may see that your items remain checked out to your account for at least 4 days following your return. As always, we have no late fees on any of our materials!

Is the library accepting donations at this time?

We are unable to accept donated items at this time. To find out other ways to support the library, connect with the Friends of the Delaware County District Library.

Will there be a Summer Reading Club this year?

Yes! Our Summer Reading Club will take place from June 1 – July 23. Read more about it in our Check It Out newsletter.

Are there any library programs?

We are offering virtual programs, which include weekly storytimes, school-age and teen presentations, and occasional adult offerings and book clubs. Check our website events calendar, YouTube page, and Facebook page for offerings.

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