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Indianapolis Public Library reopens with curbside service at some branches

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Posted at 2:00 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 10:51:31-04

INDIANAPOLIS — As Marion County's stay-at-home order begins to lift, the Indianapolis Public Library is slowly transitioning back to in-person services after being closed to the public for weeks.

Starting Monday, some of the IndyPL branches will reopen for curbside pickup only, the library announced. All library buildings will remain closed to the public due to the COVID-19 emergency.

Individuals can request library materials online or over the phone from five locations:

  • Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street
  • The East 38th Street Branch, 5420 E. 38th Street
  • The Glendale Branch, 6101 N. Keystone Avenue,
  • The Pike Branch, 6525 Zionsville Road
  • The Southport Branch, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road

Curbside delivery will be available Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

"Patrons who arrive on foot or by bicycle will be served as long as safe social distancing practices are observed," IndyPL's announcement read. "Items placed on hold and designated for pick-up at any other IndyPL location prior to the Library’s closure in March can be re-routed to one of the curbside sites by calling any of those locations where staff will receive calls and process materials. For future hold requests, patrons can adjust their preferred pickup location within the My Account section on the Library’s website."

All items checked out will have a 21-day checkout time and late fees will continue to be waived.

All returns must go in book drops outside of the five branches. After which, each item will be quarantined and cleaned in accordance with established health guidelines before being recirculated into the Library’s collection.

While the Library’s physical locations remain closed, individuals can continue to take advantage of the Library’s many free online offerings.

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