Although our buildings are closed, we are working very hard behind the scenes to bring you virtual programming and enhanced online resources.
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The Scott County Library System will begin offering limited curbside pickup service by appointment on Monday, May 11, 2020 in Eldridge. Branch libraries in Blue Grass, Buffalo, Durant, Princeton, and Walcott will begin on Monday, May 18, 2020.
Library system staff will contact patrons to schedule a convenient time and materials will be pre-checked out to each customer for 3 weeks unless otherwise noted on the checkout receipt. Bagged materials will be placed on a chair or table outside of the library with physical distance from the staff for pickup at the appointed time. You may be asked for your name, library card number or other identifying information as you drive up.
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The Scott County Library System is not offering face-to-face services at this time and we don’t have a reopen date for our library buildings. In order to protect our staff and community, the library is monitoring the situation and will adjust the dial on services with the safety and well-being of our community and staff at the forefront. For the interim, the library is still providing our contactless library services. We are pleased to offer curbside pickup by appointment for Scott County Library cardholders, and we are accepting returns in our book drops but no donations at this time. Patrons can place holds using our online catalog or by calling (563)285-4794 and pressing 0. Please [ Click Title for Full Article ]
Information about the COVID-19 crisis changes rapidly and it can be confusing. The library is here to help!
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We now have mobile hotspots! These can be checked out for one week and will give you unlimited data for your wireless devices. Place a hold in the catalog with your Scott County Library card and have it sent to any one of our branches- https://bit.ly/37yiWNP
Thank you to the Public Library Association's Digital Lead Initiative for funding these additions to our collection!