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Curbside Services

Pine Bluff Libraries will open for limited service on July 20, 2020.

All materials are to be returned to the outside book drop. Materials will be quarantined for four (4) days before being placed back into circulation.

White Hall Branch, Redfield, Watson Chapel

Hours of Curbside Service (no direct contact)

Mon-Fri ........................................... 9:30 – Noon 

Mon-Thurs....................................... 2:00 – 5:30

Friday............................................... 9:30 - Noon and 2:00 – 4:00

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Altheimer

Hours of Curbside Service (no direct contact)

Mon........................................ 12:30 – 5:30

Tues........................................ Noon – 5:30

Wed....................................... 11:00 – 5:00

Thurs...................................... 12:30 – 3:30

Friday..................................... 12:30 – 3:30

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Locations: All Locations Except the Main Library

We are thrilled to be able to begin checkouts for materials with Curbside Service! Please read about this service below and what procedures to take. Patrons will be able to check out items as usual except for Magazines and DVDs.  Patrons will be limited to 3 DVDs.  If a patron already has DVDs out, they cannot check any out for 5 days when DVDs are checked in again and quarantined.  So please return DVDs on time so this service can continue.   

NOTE:  The Main Library’s curbside service will be closing on Friday, July 17 so staff can begin final packing for the move to the new Library location. 

Procedures

Scheduling Pickup: Patrons may call a branch location, see branch phone numbers below, to request items currently available from the Library System’s collection. Library staff will confirm the item is available and can be checked out. 

Pickup Procedure: When you arrive at a library branch location, remain in your vehicle, call the branch location (see branch phone numbers below), and give library staff your name and library card number (located on the back of your card). Library staff will place your items in a bag and leave them on a table at the front door of the library once it is determined the materials are going to the correct patron.  Once the staff member has returned inside the library building, the patron may pick up their items at the table.

Returning Items: Patrons must return items to the designated book drop outside the library. All items will be quarantined for 4 days and will not be listed as “returned” in the patron’s account during that time. Items will be checked in on day 5.  Fines will not be assessed during this 4-day period. 

Library Cards:  If you need a library card, we have put in place a procedure for obtaining one.  Since patrons must apply for a library card in person, they must wear a mask and gloves when applying for a card.  Patrons will be given a registration form to complete and must bring your ID.  The application will be placed in a container and placed on an outside table.  Patrons will place the completed application and ID in the container and return to the outside table.  Staff will come out to get these materials and process a library card if everything is in order.  Your ID will be sanitized when received and when given back to you.  Also, the container will be sanitized each time it’s used.  Staff members are required to wear masks and gloves.  Patrons will need to call the branch library of choice to request items to check out after receiving a card. 

Please Note: Except for processing a new library card, for the safety of patrons and staff, the Library staff will not accept any items being returned to the library and they will not touch any items such as your library card or any notes requesting help or information.  All returned materials must be place in the book drop at each location and all communication must be over the phone. 

Library Branch Information:

Altheimer Branch

222 South Edline

Altheimer, AR 72004

(870) 766-8499

 

Redfield Branch

310 Brodie Street

Redfield, AR  72132

(870) 397-5070

 

Watson Chapel Branch

4120 S. Camden Road

Pine Bluff, AR 71603

(870) 879-3406

 

White Hall Branch

300 Anderson Avenue

White Hall, AR  71602

(870) 247-5064

 

Please Do YOUR Part -- Wear A Mask so we can open back up for inside service soon. 

Everyone must do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. The CDC recommends that everyone wear cloth face masks in public places and keep a 6-foot distance from other people. Face masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, can help slow the spread of the disease.  Please do your part to lessen the number of cases.  Pine Bluff Jefferson County Library System staff value and miss our patrons.  We are looking forward to the day when we can safely reopen library doors.  We are monitoring the situation closely and hope we will be able to begin incrementally resuming additional services soon.