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Books to Go (Contactless pick-up of Holds)
Starting June 15, 2020
South Coastal Library is safely and responsibly reinstating library services to the public. Starting June 15, we will offer contactless pick-up of holds in our lobby. At this time the physical library must remain closed.
Books to Go & Phone Service Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm
Friday: 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm
When your items are available you will receive an email or text asking you to call the library to schedule an appointment for pickup of materials.
Visit the library at your scheduled pickup time and come into the lobby to pick up your holds. Please remember to wear your mask and follow social distancing guidelines. There is a limit of 4 patrons in the lobby at a given time. If the lobby is currently occupied, please wait outside for your turn.
Patrons requesting items at other Delaware Libraries via transit may experience increased wait times to safely quarantine and handle materials. In addition, due to precautions, decreased library hours, and COVID-19 concerns, county transit of books has been limited to 3 days a week. We thank you for your patience and support.
Please deposit all library returns into our outside book drop. Items will remain on your account for at least 72 hours to allow for quarantining and sanitizing of materials.
There are no late fees for overdue items through Labor Day.
When will the library reopen?
Sussex County Government and Sussex County Libraries are working to safely reopen to the public. Opening the book drop and beginning our Books To Go Pickup Service are the first steps towards reinstating library services. We do not have an official reopening date as of yet. Please check our website, Facebook and Sussex Libraries for the latest information on reopening and phased services.
Why are some libraries open but South Coastal is not?
South Coastal is one of three Sussex County Government operated libraries. Please watch this short video for more information.
Why are the items I returned still on my account?
Please allow at least 72 hours for items to be checked in and removed from your account. We need this time to quarantine materials and safely sanitize materials for reuse.
Can I come into the library?
The physical library remains closed at this stage. We have contactless pick up of holds in our lobby by appointment, grab & go bags (free books to keep), virtual programming and free Wifi in our parking lot and garden area.
South Coastal Public Library 43 Kent Avenue Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (302) 539-5231