Five Springfield-Greene County Library will resume operation of their drive-through window service at 7:30 AM on Thursday, May 7.

This is three days later than its previously announced date due to additional steps required for reopening and additional staff training.

No date has been set for the other 10 branches of the library district.

COVID-19 closed the library buildings and other services on March 17.

Drive-through services were postponed on April 30, after learning they needed to add more safety measures.

Visitors can pick up holds from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday at the Library Center, Library Station, Schweitzer Brentwood Branch and the Republic and Willard branches.

Only materials placed on hold online and directed for pickup at those locations may be picked up.

Return materials will not be accepted at the drive-through windows.

You must deposit return items in outdoor book drops during operating hours at those branches.

Locations:

  • Library Center – 4653 S. Campbell Ave
  • Library Station – 2535 N. Kansas Ave
  • Republic Branch – 921 N. Lindsey Ave
  • Schweitzer Brentwood Branch – 2214 Brentwood Blvd
  • Willard Branch – 304 E. Jackson St

More details from the Library District:

  • Materials on hold will have been quarantined for 24 hours before being given to patrons at the drive-through. Items returned will be cleaned and quarantined for 24 hours before being reshelved, on the advice of city-county health officials.

  • Allowing for a 6-foot distance from library staff, patrons will be able to swipe their library card or read off their card number.

  • Walk-up service will not be permitted at drive-throughs for pedestrian safety.

  • Branch telephones will not be answered during the first reopening phase. Patrons may call the Infoline at 882-0714. Staff will retrieve messages and return calls from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Infoline staff cannot answer questions about a patron’s personal account or give access to digital resources. Those questions should be submitted to Ask a Librarian at thelibrary.org/contact.

For more information, call the Infoline at 882-0714.