The Marin County Free Library is excited to announce that we have been approved by the County of Marin to begin phasing in our plans for curbside service. www.marinrecovers.com/libraries
We want you to know that the safety of our patrons and staff is paramount and we have developed protocols in line with County and CDC guidelines to use contactless pickup, including sanitizing surfaces, social distancing, personal protective equipment, and quarantining materials for 72 hours.
Our plan is to begin to phase in some locations next week and add more branches over time. Many of the MCFL staff have ongoing assignments as Disaster Service Workers for the County and this remains a priority for the health and safety of our entire community.
During this first phase, the focus will be on curbside pickups of existing holds. Marin County Free Library staff will contact you to communicate procedures for contactless pickup. Details about our branch curbside schedules can be found on our Locations page. (For information about schedules at other libraries in Marin, please check the MARINet site).
We will continue to have our Talk with a Librarian phone service available to answer questions, in English and Spanish, Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm, (415) 473-2272.
Each branch encourages pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to follow safety guidelines about social distancing, to wear face coverings during visits for curbside pickups, and to follow signage and instructions for pickups. Please do not wait or park in red zones or fire lanes, as this is a safety hazard for all.
We know that you really want to return library materials, but we would ask that you please continue to hold onto them for a bit longer so that we can handle them safely and have adequate capacity to follow the quarantining guidelines for materials. Due dates have been extended for all items including LINK+, and all library jurisdictions in the County have agreed to waive late fees.
We will start to accept returns after the initial phase of curbside pickups of existing holds has been operating smoothly. Please be aware that check-in of items returned will be delayed by the required quarantining measures of 72 hours. Our plan includes the phasing in of additional services as we move forward, and we will communicate next steps as that happens.
We will not be able to accept any donations at this time, due to health and safety concerns.