First, we apologize for the inconvenience. We realize how eager many library users are to return items they've been holding onto!
We’ve been overwhelmed by the volume of returns so far. Many of our book returns are filling up faster than staff are able to check in items. Staff are working hard to check in returns as quickly as we can.
Book drops and Self-Check-in are open on Sundays and Mondays when all libraries are closed. Staff do not work in library buildings on Sundays or Mondays. We aren't available to assist if book drops are full or if Self-Check-in is out of order while we're closed.
Here's what we're doing to help:
- We’ve opened book returns 24/7 at almost every location.
- Staff are using all of the overflow book return bins that we have to collect items.
- We're adding new signs outside of our book drops to communicate current availability.
- We're not charging overdue fines right now. Any fines or fees accrued right now will be waived.
Thank you for your patience while staff return to libraries.