Library Takeout available

Updated 2021/10/23

We are currently open for browsing! Library Takeout is still available, as are Interlibrary Loans.

We welcome patrons to come browse or pick up items on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday afternoons between 12 and 4 p.m.

We have a hand sanitizing station at the entrance, and it is mandatory for patrons 5 and older to wear masks in the library.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Can I  use a computer or sit and read a book in the library?

Yes, we are open for browsing and computer use but we have a 30-minute maximum for visits. Check with the Community Access Program Site at 98 6th Ave. NW (around the corner from the School Board building) for additional computer access. For printing services, please call the library at 250-265-3363 for more information.

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.

Taking an abundance of caution, library staff are wearing masks and cleaning high-touch surfaces such as door handles and counter tops.

We are offering Self-serve Library Takeout service for patrons

The Nakusp Public Library continues to offer a “takeout” service for picking up Library holds at the front door.

Pick up times are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays noon to 4pm. We can also arrange for pickup on other days and times Monday – Friday.

How does it work?

Place holds on your account using the Library catalogue. If you require assistance please email OR phone 250-265-3363.

Holds will be available for pick up in the bookshelf at the front door. If you do not want to climb the stairs or come into the library, please ring the bell at the bottom of the stairs and we can bring your items to you.

We can also provide recommendations, or sign you up for a Library card (provide: photo ID, full name, email address, mailing address, and phone number).

We will email or 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.

We understand that sometimes items are returned after their due date. In the words of the late, great Douglas Adams, DON’T PANIC. Late fees are not being charged, but of course the library is always grateful for donations.

Running late?      Can’t make it?      Not feeling well?

Please let us know so we can set up a new pick-up 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 visiting the library or borrowing library materials until everyone in your household is well again. This will help us all feel more comfortable and confident with the safety of our collections.

We look forward to continuing to welcome you to a healthy and safe environment.