Waiting to welcome patrons back to in-person browsing at the Scarborough Public Library Circulation Desk are, from left, Mike Windsor, circulation manager; Mary Porada, circulation assistant; and Lisa Rundquist, circulation assistant. Courtesy photo

SCARBOROUGH —Beginning Monday, March 1, the Scarborough Public Library will re-open for in-person browsing.

Computer lab appointments, curbside, and in-person browsing will all be offered during business hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Library users will be required to wear a mask, keep a six-foot distance from all others, and use hand sanitizer while inside the building. In-person browsing is limited to 15 minutes. Scarborough Library cards are required to borrow materials.

“We are eager to welcome library users back into the building to browse our collection, Library Director Nancy Crowell, said. “Our staff is prepared to help patrons find materials quickly so visits can be limited to 15 minutes. We have recently added a great selection of new books for people of all ages.”

Patrons can request materials ahead of time in one of three ways:

• Browse the Minerva catalog on the homepage of www.scarboroughlibrary.org
• Email your request to [email protected] for adults and [email protected] for children and teens.
• Call 883-4723 option 4 for adults and option 3 for youth. Have your library card handy.

Library staff members will contact people when their requested materials are ready for pickup in-person or curbside.

To pick up materials curbside: park in the designated curbside parking spots and text 883-4723 or call 883-4723 option 2. A member of the library staff will bring your requested materials to the car.

Please note: Robust digital resources remain available; visit www.scarboroughlibrary.org and click on [email protected] Home delivery for the homebound provides free delivery of materials twice a month to Scarborough residents unable to visit the library due to long or short-term illness, immobility or age. For more information, visit www.scarboroughlibrary.org/homedelivery

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