How does Front Porch Pickup work?
Online Holds – Visit lymefreelibrary.org, and search the online catalog for items. Place holds, indicating Lyme Free Library – Chaumont as the pickup location.
Phone Us – Library staff will be happy to assist you with placing holds. We can also browse the shelves and let you know what is currently available. Phone: 315-649-5454. Staff will be at the library during regular business hours: Monday 10 to 4, Tuesday 10 to 8, Wednesday 10 to 6, Friday 10 to 8 and Saturday 10 to 4.
New Materials – Lists of our newly acquired materials will be posted on our website and on Facebook.
Pickup – Library Staff will call you to schedule a pickup time when items are available. Items will be wrapped in plastic and placed in a locker on the front porch. If you are unable to climb the stairs we will make arrangements to place your books in an area that is accessible. Pickups will be scheduled every 15 minutes to allow for 1 person at a time on the porch. We ask patrons to respect 6 foot social distancing and NYS mask requirements.
Returns – Returns may be placed in the the book return located in the parking lot or in a box on the porch during regular business hours. Please follow the same steps as above for social distancing. Please do not leave items on the porch when we are closed – we cannot be responsible for their safe return.
Precautions – The building will remain closed to the public during Front Porch Pickup. There will be no physical contact between staff and patrons. To ensure the health and safety of staff and patrons, all returned materials will be quarantined for 96 hours before being checked in. Returns will be back dated to the date of arrival at the library.
Wi-Fi – Our Wi-Fi connection has been and will remain active to the public 24/7. We ask that you adhere to 6 foot social distancing and mask requirements when on library property.