Yes, we are open for browsing! And Interlibrary Loans is open again too!
We welcome patrons to come browse Tuesday and Thursday afternoons between 12 and 4 p.m.
We have a hand sanitizing station at the entrance, and we are limiting the number of visitors to 5 at one time.
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
We are encouraging patrons to wear masks, but it is not mandatory.
Can I use a computer or sit and read a book in the library?
Not yet. Watch for updates on social media and the front door. We are taking a phased approach to the restoration of services.
Libraries are high touch environments and we are following health and safety recommendations to ensure it is as safe as possible to borrow physical Library items.
We are offering Self-serve Library Takeout service for patrons
As of Tuesday May 19th, the Nakusp Public Library is offering a “takeout” service for picking up Library holds at the front door.
Pick up times are on Tuesdays and Thursdays noon to 4pm
How does it work?
Place holds on your account using the Library catalogue (only items from the Nakusp Library are available at this moment). If you require assistance please email email@example.com OR phone 250-265-3363.
Holds will be available for pick up Tuesday and Thursday 12pm to 4pm on a table at the front door.
We can also provide recommendations, or sign you up for a Library card (provide: full name, email address, mailing address, and phone number).
We will call you to notify you when your holds are ready for pickup.
Processing times, which include a quarantine period, may cause backlog and it is difficult to determine how fast we can have your order ready. Staff will need time to safely check out and prepare the items you requested.
What about returning books, magazines, and DVDs?
Our drop box is now open, and we are also accepting materials in a return box during pick up and browsing hours. All returned material will be quarantined before going back in to circulation.
Running late? Can’t make it? Not feeling well?
Please let us know so we can set up a new appointment day. If you are high-risk or self-isolating, a family member or neighbour can pick up your items. But if you or if any member of your household is sick, we ask that you refrain from borrowing library materials until everyone is well again. This will help us all feel more comfortable and confident with the safety of our collections.
If you aren’t able to find the item you want in our catalogue, try finding it elsewhere in BC using our expanded collection through BC InterLibrary Connect. If you still can’t find your item search Illume, a catalogue for all BC library patrons. If you find it at another library, request it to be delivered to your home library for pick up.
Got questions? We will be happy to help or have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.
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