Library Pick-up Service

Starting Tuesday, June 30th, 2020, we’re opening up the library for “curbside” service. You can pick up new titles and return old ones.

A large portion of our collection is listed online at Library Thing. Click here to search titles.

Curbside hours: 

  • Tuesday thru Thursday 10:00 am – 4:30pm.

Curbside Basics:

  1. Send us an email at library@mainemechanics.org or call us at (207)773-8396 during our library open hours to request items. 
  2. Your books will be placed on a table in a bag with your name on it right outside the library doors on the 2nd floor.
  3. To return books, please leave them on the same table where you picked them up. 

Please note: Any requests received over voicemail might experience a delay in processing. Calling during the curbside hours helps staff get books out faster! 

We’re excited to begin offering this service to our members. Not yet a member? Become one today!

How many items can I check out?

You may borrow as many items as you’d like.

What materials are available?

All of our lending collection is available for curbside pickup.

What if the library doesn’t have the book I want? Can you get it?

Absolutely! Just let us know what book you’d like us to add to our collection and we’ll do our best to add it. Please note, however, that some very expensive items may be beyond our library budget.

Can I return items? What if I don’t feel well?

Materials can be left in our returns bin outside the library doors during library hours. We do not charge overdue fines, but we do appreciate returns so we can get items out to other members. If you are ill, have had contact with someone who is ill, or are showing any symptoms like fever, congestion, fatigue, or sore throat, please keep all materials until you are well again, have quarantined for 14 days, and/or have had a negative covid test. If you are not able to come to the library but want to check out materials, you can send a friend or family member – just let us know in advance the name of the person picking up your requests. Thank you for helping keep our community safe.

I miss the library so much. Can I come in to visit or browse?

We miss you too, and we are so excited to announce that we are reopening the library to members beginning on Tuesday, May 18th. You can now come in to browse, sit, study, and otherwise hang out during our library open hours. Please see our main library page for more information.

 

I still have questions!

We’re happy to help! Please email library@mainemechanics.org for assistance.

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