The Library will resume circulation and reference desk services via phone and begin curbside services, this morning, Monday, June 8, 2020. Curbside services will include the pick-up of reserved library materials, requested tax forms, and requested research and reference printouts. Notary and photocopy services will also be provided curbside. In addition to these library services, OCPL’s outreach service to homebound patrons will also resume deliveries beginning June 8th.
Patrons will be able to call the library at 304-232-0244 to schedule an appointment to pick up reserved books, DVDs, magazines, and other materials. Items may be placed on reserve in advance either by phone or through our online catalog. Curbside service will be delivered in the Library's main parking lot. The 16th Street entrance will remain closed. Once the Library staff has completed a reserve order, a staff member will call the patron to schedule an appointment for pick up.
All returns of library materials will be made through the Library's book drop. Because of the need to quarantine returned items, library materials will not be checked in for several days after being returned. Though patrons may continue to receive overdue notices, they can rest assured fines will not be charged for any returned items. The Library's book drop is located on the south wall of the Library directly in front of the garage door along the driveway leading to the main parking lot.
Staff will be answering the phones and providing curbside service during the following hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10 am to 3 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10 am to 7 pm
In addition to library services, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program which operates in the Library will resume as a curbside service on Mondays and Tuesdays. Regular drop off and pick up will be available in the back parking lot of the Ohio County Public Library every Monday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and Tuesday from 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM through July 7th. For more information or to arrange an alternate time, call 740-633-2879.
OCPL's trustees and staff are excited to begin serving patrons once again!