ALL INDOOR ACCESS PAUSED until further notice.
See below for more information.
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Curbside pickup of your requested materials available.

Limited Opening | Curbside Pickup Procedures | Placing Holds | Curbside Form | Book Returns | Digital Resources

Library Information *updated 12/2020

While COVID cases are on the rise, the Waterville Public Library will switch to curbside service or home delivery only. We hope to slow the spread, as well as keep our patrons and staff healthy. May this also work as a preemptive move to ensure we can at least continue to circulate our physical collection and be here for your basic needs.

You can still check out or pick up:
*Wonder Kits
*Curbside Extras
*Take & Make Crafts
*Story Hour To Go

Regular hours will resume for all library operations.
Curbside Grab & Go available during all open hours! Please allow time for processing.
Questions? Give us a call @ 315.841.4651.

Curbside Pickup Procedures

*Place a hold online, with our Google Form, call 315.841.4651 or email
*Pick up times are during regular hours.
*When you arrive at the library you can either give us a call at 315.841.4651 or ring the doorbell and we will bring your items out to you.
*Mask? Yes, please. When you pick up your items please wear a mask and use proper social distancing techniques.

Placing Holds

You can now place holds for items from across the Mid-York Library System and pick them up at your home library. For all holds we will call or email you when the items are ready to be picked up. Items can be picked up during regular library hours. Requested items will be held for 1 week only.

To place a hold through the online catalog:
2. Search our library’s catalog and place your holds

To place a hold by phone:
*Call 315.841.4651 and speak with a staff member or leave a message with your request.

With our Curbside form:
Aren’t sure what you are looking for? Request a Curbside Grab & Go bag!
Grab & Go bags contain 3-5 books in a specific genre. Bags are available for kids, teens and adults.
Forms are available online or in the entry way at the pickup table.

Book Returns

*All books must be returned to our book drop, located at the front of the library. We cannot accept any returns at the circ desk.
*All items will be quarantined before recirculating and will be listed on your account until we can return them to the shelves. No worries though, we are now fine free!
*Returning items early will help us keep things moving quickly to other patrons.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with your information requests and suggestions, or if you simply would like to have a chat!

Digital Resources

Happily, extensive electronic resources remain available to you through this website (see links below). All for free with your library card. Need help accessing these resources? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help. Also, our parking lot WiFi service remains in service, 24/7.

Overdrive LibbyHow to video
Kids | Teens | Adults
Digital Magazines & Audiobooks
Transparent Language Online

Other Resources

Scholastic Learn at Home
Kids InfoBits – K-5th. Includes magazine and newspaper articles, maps and charts, and more from a wide array of subjects.
Khan Academy
Britannica Academic Edition
Britannica School (Elementary, Middle, High)
Opposing Viewpoints – Develops research skills and promotes issue awareness

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