Tuesdays 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM *Virtual assistance only*
Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM *Virtual assistance & material pick ups*
Fridays 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM *Virtual assistance only*
Please see our calendar for updated service dates and upcoming holiday closures.
COVID-19 LIBRARY UPDATES
As of June 1, 2021, the Mildred Whipple Library now offers the following services:
Browse & Borrow Sessions
Limited occupancy browsing and public computer sessions are available each day to patrons willing to wear a mask while in the building. If you are not able to wear a mask, the Mildred Whipple Library offers no-contact alternatives to all patrons (read more below).
Browse & Borrow sessions begin at the top of every hour, are limited to 4 patrons, and can be reserved ahead of time. Drop-ins are welcome, space permitting. One session per patron per day. Daily sessions are as follows:
Session 1: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Session 2: 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Session 3: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Session 4: 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Session 5: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Session 6: 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public computer sessions are limited to 45 minutes with no time extensions. At this time, we are only able to offer 1 public computer session per hour. Laptops are available for checkout for patrons who need more computer time or for patrons unable to enter the building. Public computers may be reserved ahead of time. If you arrive in the middle of a session, please knock on the door. You will be admitted for the rest of the session hour, space permitting. Masks must fully cover your mouth and nose at all times while in the building. Thank you.
Online Patron Assistance
During open hours, staff will be available for online (website forms and social media), phone (541-836-2648), and email (email@example.com) assistance. Have your questions answered, receive book recommendations, learn about our ongoing programs, or just say hi!
Drive-Up Material Pick Up
Curbside service is available each day to all patrons. Patrons can place holds for library materials 3 ways:
Call the library at 541-836-2648.
Library staff will pull requested items, check them out, and prepare them for pickup. You will receive a notification when your holds are ready to be picked up. Pick ups will be available in the Civic Center foyer. Please use the book drop to return materials. Laptops are available for checkout for patrons wishing to use a public computer but who are unable to enter the building (please contact the library for more information).
Patrons may also contact the library for personalized book suggestions (ask for a specific author, genre, target reading category, etc.).
Book Delivery Service
The last Saturday of every month the library offers a book delivery service for homebound patrons. Please call 541-836-2648 to find out more about this new service.
During library building closures, the library’s online resources and services remain available to patrons 24/7, including:
- All Online Databases, including Chilton car repair and over 45 Gale databases (through Libraries of Oregon)
- Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (register online for FREE here)
- FREE daily wifi 8AM - 8PM in the Civic Center parking lot
- Our form for library suggestions and feedback.
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