South County Regional Library patrons will be able to pick up materials being held for them as the Lee County Library System starts contactless, curbside pickup on April 29. The library is located at 21100 Three Oaks Parkway.
To use contactless, curbside pickup, patrons with holds available for pick up can drive to the main entrance of the library, stay in their car, and call the telephone number provided on the signs at the location. The staff member who answers will ask the patron for their library card number, check out their materials and bring them out to the designated spot. The patron can then pick up their materials and depart with their items.
Library staff will be available only to bring out held materials.
The contactless curbside pickup, approved at an emergency Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, is part of the county’s phased-in approach for residents. Last week, the county resumed exterior book returns at all branches for patrons to drop off checked-out materials. No fines are being assessed for items overdue because of library closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due dates have been extended due to the closures. Library branches are unable to accept donations at this time.
County leaders continue to monitor data and work with its partners Lee Health and the Florida Department of Health as it relates to the county’s phased-in approach to re-opening sites. The county continues to encourage the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendation for social distancing.