LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA — Orange County Public Libraries have worked out how to share books with patrons amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the OC Public Libraries, you can now take advantage of contactless curbside pickup. The service runs Tuesday through Friday, from noon until 6 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Book drops for Orange County Public Libraries were closed until June 9. Now, this contactless service is available at all OC Public Libraries.
To date, the OC Public Libraries have checked out 98,393 books and had 29,729 visits, they reported.
And don't worry about keeping a book a bit longer. According to a library spokesperson, there are no overdue fines through Oct. 31, 2o20.
The libraries have asked you to try to adhere to regular loan periods, but if you can't, you won't be charged!
"For the safety of staff and library users, all materials will be checked in 96 hours after being returned," they said.
To use the service here is how to order and reserve your titles:
Place items on hold online at catalog.ocpl.org.
Call the number on the sign upon arrival.
Wait for staff to place items on the outside table and return inside.
Once the staff returns inside, retrieve the items.
Enjoy your reading, and return items to the book drops when done!
Contact Laguna Hills Technology Library and Laguna Woods Library for separate hours of operation and availability, an OC Public Library spokesperson says.
Learn more about applying for a card; take advantage of virtual programs and digital services on the OCPL.org website.