Curbside Pick Up

ORDER - WAIT - PICK UP step 1 order library items: online through the library catalogue, by emailing library staff at admin@pelhamlibrary.on.ca, by calling library staff: 905-892-6443. step two wait to be notified by phone/email/text that material is available. step three pick up your items during curbside hours. call us when you arrive.

Curbside Hours and Locations

 

 

FONTHILL BRANCH

MONDAY           10 AM – 4 PM

TUESDAY           10 AM – 7 PM

WEDNESDAY    10 AM – 4 PM

THURSDAY       10 AM – 7 PM

FRIDAY             10 AM – 4 PM

SATURDAY       10 AM – 4 PM

SUNDAY            closed

MAPLE ACRE BRANCH

MONDAY         12 PM – 7 PM

TUESDAY         12 PM – 6 PM

WEDNESDAY  closed

THURSDAY    12 PM – 6 PM

FRIDAY            12 PM – 6 PM

SATURDAY       closed

SUNDAY           closed

CURBSIDE PICKUP ETIQUETTE

  • Call the Library or ring the doorbell if you do not see staff at the door.
  • Staff will place your items on the table outside the door.
  • Do not place returns on the pickup table. All returns must be put into the drop box.
  • Please wait to approach the pickup table until staff have re-entered the Library.
  • Maintain proper social distancing (2 metre separation) from other individuals picking up materials.
  • Do not touch any Library items that are not your own.

Picture of curbside service at Fonthill Branch

FAQs

1. I placed a hold on an item two days ago that the catalogue had marked as available. Why haven’t I received notification that my item is ready for pick up?

We apologize for the longer wait times. We have new safety procedures due to COVID-19.  If it becomes an unusually long wait, please contact the Library and we will look into the issue.

2. I received an email/text notification that my hold is ready for pick up. When can I pick up my item?

Please review the curbside pickup hours, locations, and etiquette.

3. I usually browse for my Library items. What can I do?

In Library browsing is not available during the provincial lockdown.

4. The item I want is not located at the Library I use. Can I have it delivered from a different location? Or, can I request an inter-library loan?

Delivery between LiNC libraries is running at this time. If the item is located at a different Pelham Public Library branch or at a participating LiNC location, it may take more than a week for the delivery. Inter-library loans are also available.

5. How are you insuring that Library items are safe to borrow?

We are taking every safety precaution to ensure community members and Library staff stay safe. Staff must stay home if they present any symptoms of illness. All returned Library materials are being quarantined for 96 hours (as recommended by Niagara Public Health) after they are retrieved from the drop box. Library staff are washing hands, using hand sanitizer, and wearing face masks when handling any Library items. They are also being assigned to individual work stations, following cleaning protocols, and maintaining social distancing from each other and the public. As a precaution, you may wish to quarantine Library materials you pick up for an additional 96 hours before use.

 

6a. I cannot make it to the Library to pick up materials. Can I have materials dropped off to my home?

If you are unable to come to the Library because you are homebound or you are on home quarantine, please give us a call during curbside hours. We will make arrangements to have Library staff or a volunteer deliver the materials to your doorstep.

6b. How do I return my materials if I am homebound or on home quarantine?

Call the Library during curbside hours and we can arrange pickup. If you are on self-quarantine due to suspected COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact us to extend the due date.

7. How many days do I have to pick up my holds?

Materials that are unclaimed after 3 curbside pickup days will be put back into circulation or move on to fill the next request.

8. I returned my items two days ago in the drop box and I still see the item on my record. How can I ensure that you received the item and that I won’t be charged overdue fees for the days between drop off and when you check in the item?

Returned items will be quarantined for four days, but with the limited hours staff will be working, there may be a longer time period prior to check in. Fines incurred after the items were placed in the drop box will be removed.

9. I usually check out 20 DVDs at one time. What is the current limit?

Depending on the demands of the service, the Library may need to limit the number of items permitted per library card/family.

10. I borrowed a Launchpad for my child and instructions on the item state that it cannot be dropped off in a drop box. How do I return this item when the Library is closed?

Launchpads must be returned directly to Library Staff at the door during curbside hours.