The Orcas Island Library is now offering curbside pickup for reserved materials!

  • Sat Jun 6th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by the Orcas Island Public Library

Many of you may have seen that the Governor’s Office approved curbside services for Washington libraries in counties approved for Phase Two of the Safe Start plan. Following that, the State website also posted detailed requirements and guidance for how libraries can implement this service.

We invite you to reserve books, DVDs, and other materials through our website at, by searching the online catalog, identifying items you want and placing the request (or “hold”) using your account information. You may have a total of up to ten holds at a time on one account. Look for an email when your holds are available; if you don’t have an email address on your account, we’ll give you a call.

Items will be available for pickup at our front entrance between 12 and 3 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This approval is for curbside pickup only, and no one is allowed inside the building. When approaching the pickup table, please maintain the 6’spacing requirement and wear a facemask.

Please visit our website for more details, or call us at 360-376-4985 with any questions or concerns. If you don’t have internet access to place requests, we can place them over the phone for you.

Also—our book returns are all open, so please begin returning items you’ve had since our closure on March 16. We will update the due dates for all of those materials to June 15.

Thanks for helping us to work this out! We’re excited that we can offer this increased level of service.