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BCFL launches curbside pickup service, announces branches will reopen July 6

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Bucks County Free Library (BCFL) is reopening one step at a time. Library book drops are open and users can return library materials. Curbside pickup began Monday, June 22, and the seven branches will reopen on Monday, July 6.

Users can request items for curbside pickup by placing a hold in the library’s catalog or calling their branch. BCFL will let users know by email when holds are available for pickup. After a user receives their email notification, they can head to their branch and park in one of the spots designated for curbside pickup, where their items will be brought out to them. Curbside pickup will continue for users’ convenience even after BCFL opens its doors.

Details on how the service works are available at buckslib.org/curbside.

BCFL branches will open to the public on Monday, July 6, at 75% capacity. The library’s collections will be available for browsing and checkouts. Computers and seating areas will be available. Library users will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing while in the library.

Because the amount of equipment is limited to accommodate social distancing, all libraries will be limiting computer sign-ups to one hour per person per day.

Branch hours will be: Monday−Thursday — 10 a.m.−7 p.m.; Friday — 10 a.m.−6 p.m.; Saturday — 9 a.m.−5 p.m.
 
The Doylestown branch will be open extended hours: Monday−Thursday — 10 a.m.−8 p.m.; Friday — 9 a.m.−6 p.m.; Saturday — 9 a.m.−5 p.m. To see hours for District member libraries, visit buckslib.org/locations.

As directed by the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries, BCFL has adopted phased-in re-opening plans so the library can serve its users safely. BCFL will follow all requirements set out by the Commonwealth in its business orders for operational and building safety as it reopens.

For more information about BCFL’s Phased Reopening Plan, please visit buckslib.org/covid-19.

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