Getting Books @ Your Library Again!

June 19, 2020
Library Reopening Expands Service
Dear Friends,
Great news from the Library!!  What many of you have been eagerly waiting for is finally here!  Beginning Tuesday, June 23rd, library staff will deliver curbside holds to your vehicles.  Service hours will be from 11am – 2pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
The return of library materials starting on June 16th has gone smoothly using safety measures like facemasks and social distancing for staff and community members.  Many thanks to all of you!  We will continue taking your returns in the meeting room, during the same hours as curbside holds, for weeks to come.  No more returns by the alphabet system.  Come on any of the days listed.
If you had holds waiting on our hold shelves since before the library closed in March, or if you get a hold notice by text, email, or phone for new holds, just drive to the Library during the hours and days mentioned above and park in a designated Curbside Pickup spot. 
After arriving, call us at 360-378-2798 and tell us:
  • Your name
  • That your holds are ready
  • What spot you’re waiting in
  • Whether to put them in your vehicle’s trunk or back seat (No person to person transference, please)
It will take us just a few minutes to check them out and bring them to your car. 
If you walk to the Library, it’s much the same process.  Call us, give us your information, and wait while we check out and deliver your items to a designated area on the sidewalk.
We ask that everyone limit their holds to 10 items per day.  We have limited time and staff to get books and movies ready and out to as many people as possible.
We want to thank everyone for your patience and understanding while our building has been closed during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Library staff are excited to welcome people back as they return their materials this week.
We know it will be an even sweeter experience to put new materials in people’s hands.  We’ll feel more like a traditional library again!
See you soon!


Laurie Orton, Director

Discover Life’s Possibilities

San Juan Island Library

1010 Guard Street

Friday Harbor, WA 98250(360) 378-2798