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Introducing Library To-Go! Express

by Jill Mercurio on 2020-07-29T12:30:00-04:00 | Comments





Library To-Go! Express


Get your holds faster - without an appointment!


Starting Monday, August 3rd




Beginning Monday, August 3rd we will introduce Library To-Go! Express, an in-building holds check out. This service will be available Monday - Friday 1-5:30 pm.


How will this work?

  • Monday - Friday 1-5:30 pm: we will allow a slow stream of borrowers into the lobby (from the parking lot entrance) to have their holds checked out in real time by a Library staff member. 
  • No appointment is necessary, but we do anticipate there may be a line. 


Please note: The building is still closed for all other services; only checkout of holds that are listed as "ready for pickup" on your library account will be available.


undefinedLibrary To-Go! Express:  Know Before You Go!

  • Bring your Library card or proper identification.
  • Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when visiting the Library.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance from others not in your household.
    • Speak through, not around, the safety shields at the checkout desks
    • Please abide by the floor markings when lining up
  • A limited number of visitors will be allowed inside at one time.
    • Please line up from the parking lot entrance
    • If you need to wait outdoors, please stand on the ground markings until your turn is called.

You may experience a wait time when entering the building due to physical distancing requirements and occupancy limits. We appreciate your patience and understanding.


Prefer our Contactless Holds Pick up?

undefinedOur appointment-based Library To-Go! contactless holds pickup option is still available:

  • Mondays 11-12 pm and 6-8 pm;
  • Tuesdays - Thursdays 10-12 pm and 6-8 pm;
  • Fridays 10-12 pm;
  • Saturdays 11-5 pm.

Request Newton materials online, or by calling 617-796-1360, and you'll be notified when items are ready.

Click here, to make a Library To-Go! appointment.

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