The Alleghany Highlands Regional Library will transition back to only offering curbside service beginning Monday.
“This was the best decision we felt we could make for the safety of our patrons and staff,” said Lisa Hicks, AHRL director. “We will continue to monitor the situation, and we look forward to resuming regular services as soon as we can safely and responsibly do so.”
Patrons can place books/materials on hold through the AHRL website at www.ahrlib.org or by calling the library at 962-3321 to speak with a staff member.
If patrons are uncertain as to what they would like to read, staff can help with book selection and readers’ advisory.
Copies can be handled via curbside service through the AHRL’s wireless print options or with the help of a staff member. Library staff members can also assist patrons with sending faxes.
Access to AHRL electronic resources and online databases continues from the library’s website at www.ahrlib.org.
Wi-Fi service is available 24/7 at the library, and mobile Wi-Fi hotspots are also available for circulation. Call for more information on the AHRL’s new mobile Wi-Fi hotspot lending program.
Virtual programming continues and can be accessed from the AHRL’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
The AHRL book drop remains open, and patrons are asked to continue to return material. Staff will be on-site to assist patrons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For question or for more information, call the library at 962-3321.
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