Curbside Pickup Procedure as of May 17, 2020
Dear Clark Memorial Library Community,
In accordance with the Rhode Island’s Department of Health and the Governor’s orders regarding public safety and social distancing, we are pleased to be able to offer curbside pickup of library materials beginning Tuesday, May 19th. Guidelines for this service are provided below. We are excited for the opportunity to get library materials out to our community, however we must also consider how to do so while still encouraging social distancing. This pickup is a no contact exchange.
Borrowers must have a library card. Online applications can be found at http://www.oslri.org/application/
Curbside pickup will be offered:
Tuesdays 1 - 4 pm
Wednesdays 10 am – 1 pm
Thursdays 5 - 8 pm
Saturdays 10 am – 1 pm
Borrowers must call during hours the library is open to request items and make an appointment for pick up. All pickups will be contactless and by appointment only. Patrons will receive a 15-minute window pickup time. Items will be clearly labeled with borrowers’ names and placed on a table on the porch outside the library. Participants should wear masks and engage in social distancing while picking up materials.
Requests will not be taken in person. We cannot permit patrons into the library for any reason at this time.
All library materials may be returned in our book drop. Books and DVD’s will be disinfected in the library before they are loaned out. As an added precaution, we recommend you place library materials you take home in an undisturbed area for 24 hours before you use the books and DVDs.
Clark Memorial Library will be able to provide materials in our collection with a speedy response. You will be able to place holds on items that are not currently available in our collection beginning May 18th but delivery times may be longer than usual, since we are no longer receiving daily material transfers. To search our collection visit: https://catalog.oslri.net/ and under "View Entire Collection" select the drop down menu and scroll down to Clark Memorial. Borrowers may request specific items or they may ask for items on a certain topic or by a certain author – or they may ask for library staff suggestions! We (by order of OSL) are limiting requests to 5 items per borrower per pickup.
Thank you for your understanding as we navigate the course to reopening over the next few weeks, pending any future changes to guidelines per the Governor’s and OSL policy. Please stay up to date for any changes to this procedure via our website, Facebook, and Instagram. Finally, stay well!
Clark Memorial Library Staff
Due to Covid-19
these events are
until further notice.
Wednesdays and Fridays from
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mondays and Thursdays from
6:00 to 7:30 PM
2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 PM
September to June
Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
Wednesdays at 1:00 PM
4th Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 PM
September to June
Fridays at 10:00 AM
Monday 1:00PM to 8:00PM
Tuesday 1:00PM to 8:00PM
Wednesday 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thursday 1:00PM to 8:00PM
Friday 10:00AM to 5:00PM
(Sept. 1 to June 30th) 10:00 AM to 4:00PM
(July 1 to August 31st) 10:00 AM to 2:00PM