Missoula Public Library curb-side service

Missoula Public Library
Posted at 5:51 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 19:53:52-04

MISSOULA — As the Missoula Community quarantines and isolates themselves to try to help the COVID-19 outbreak the Missoula Library is going to try and help keep you from boredom now they are offering a curbside pick up service so you can call in with whatever you want from the library. That includes books, cds, dvds and even board games and those all should help during this time.

"People just call our number at 7212665 they tell us if they want to pick up there holds or if they want any of their items we then just bring them out to their car parked out on main street," said Robert Mueller, Missoula Public Library Senior Circulation Associate.

"Its great it answers the question about minimizing contact but at the same time we still have access to our books so we are good with that," said Daniel May, Missoula resident.

You can browse the Library’s catalogue to find what your looking for or you can call in and someone can help you find what you’re looking for.

They can even make suggestions or recommendations for you.

If you have an issue with being able to make it out to the library.

"We’ve also gone a little bit beyond curbside because there are some people who are actually stuck inside and can’t even make it here. So, we also have been taking librarians and just driving around and dropping stuff off at people’s houses directly. So, for people who can’t make it here they can still call and bring stuff to them," said Mueller.

Whether you are getting books or already have them the library says don’t worry about late fees right now.

"There’s no fines so don’t worry about so pleas don’t worry about bringing things in right now don’t feel rushed don’t worry about your overdue items just keep them and in the future whenever we are open again you can return them then and you aren’t going to be penalized," said Mueller.

So if you need something to help you stay indoors, the library has something for you just call over and they will get you hooked up with something they plan on doing this service as long as they can.

The library will continue to monitor the COVID-19 crisis to determine when they can open their doors again.