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Three San Luis Obispo County library branches to begin staged reopening Tuesday

Posted at 5:28 PM, May 29, 2020

Beginning June 2, three libraries in San Luis Obispo County will begin offering curbside pickup services.

The county branches -- San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, and Arroyo Grande -- will offer pickup Tuesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

County Libraries Director Chistoher Barnickel says some of the online services will continue as normal, including e-books, audiobooks, movies, zipbooks, and the online summer reading program.

Library cardholders can begin placing items on hold on the SLO Library's wesbite catalog beginning June 1 and pickups will begin on June 2. Library users can get text, email and phone notifications when their items are ready for pick up.

Cardholders can check out up to 10 items at a time, with a three-week limit on print items and a one week limit for other media items. Items can be picked up from any of the three regional library branches and materials can be returned at any of the county's 14 branch locations in drop boxes or simply handed to staff during the curbside service interaction.