The book return, inside the first door, is open for all books to be returned. For the health and safety of our staff and patrons, please refrain from handing returns directly to staff when picking up your library requests. Returned library materials must be quarantined for three days and then sanitized before returning to circulation.
Same-day pickup and walk-up requests will not be available at this time. As we navigate the best way to fill all requests, we ask patrons to allow AT LEAST 24 hours for processing, and we thank you in advance for your patience.
Follow 3 easy steps to pick up library materials: Step 1: Request your items online (Email or catalog reserve) or via phone call. You will be notified when your request is ready. Wait times for request may be longer than usual and some materials may not be available. Thank you for your patience. Step 2: Wait for a librarian to notify you. A librarian will call you once your materials are ready for pickup and assign you a pick-up day and time. If you are not available to pick up your items during your assigned day and time, please let the librarian know and another day and time will be assigned to you. Step three: Pick up your items at the To-Go window. In accordance with CDC recommendations,patrons are asked to wear a nose and mouth covering mask and practice social distancing when participating in Library To-Go window service. Once you arrive to pick up your materials, they will be placed on a table outside the front window. You may then take your library materials and Enjoy!!!
The building remains closed to the public and patrons. Lobbies, restrooms, computers, reading/study nooks and other spaces will not be accessible. Please remember that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, PA Department of Education, and PA Department of Health have determined that these procedures are the best options for what public libraries are currently able to offer in terms of community health and safety. The Ridgway Public Library will be following all federal and state health guidelines including the PA Department of Health COVID-19 Safety Procedures for Business to ensure the safety of our library staff and patrons.