Library to offer curbside checkout beginning May 18

Published 3:43 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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The Greenville-Butler County Public Library will start a phased re-opening of the facility on Monday, May 18 by offering curbside checkout service to patrons, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“We ask the public to be patient with us as we navigate the current health crisis,” Library Director Kevin Pearcey said. “We would love nothing more than to open our doors to the public, but as our number of COVID-19 cases are increasing in Butler County, we believe it’s best we remain closed at this time. However, we will start curbside service of library materials to patrons on
May 18.”

Library Curbside Service Procedures

  • Patrons may call the library at 382-3216 starting May 18, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Friday to schedule a curbside pickup of materials. Let the library know the time you will arrive. If you have a cellular phone, please call the library when you have arrived.
  • Alternatively, patrons may visit the library’s online catalog to view the catalog ( and reserve titles but MUST call ahead before coming to the library to ensure those titles are available.
  • Ask the library for suggestions, or staff will hand-select titles based on your reading (or viewing for DVD) preferences.
  • Requests will be filled upon the order they are received.
  • Reserve titles will be held for two days before they are released from reserve and returned to the collection or provided to the next patron on reserve.
  • At no point will library employees come in physical contact with patrons. Best practice is for you to open your trunk and the materials will be deposited there. As an alternative, materials on one of the benches outside where you can then leave your vehicle and retrieve them.

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Remember to call ahead, (334) 382-3216!

Safety Practices the Library is Observing

The library is following CDC, State, and Local Guidelines. Staff will wash hands regularly and wear disposable gloves when handling materials. Materials are also wiped down with a disinfectant wipe. Additionally, returned materials are placed in a three-day quarantine before being released for re-circulation. As an added precaution, the library recommends you place materials in an undisturbed location for 24-hours before use.