Clark, Champaign libraries remain closed; start curbside pickup

Libraries in Clark and Champaign counties have started curbside pickups as they remain closed to the public until further notice due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19.

All Clark County libraries have begun a curbside pickup program, and librarians are now available through online and by phone to answer questions, according to the library’s website.

“Patrons will be able to call the library of their choice and select materials for pickup or they can visit our online catalog at to place items on hold,” the website stated. “Once the items are ready, you’ll be notified as you normally would and then can call the library to schedule a pickup time.”

Book and AV returns are also now available, and all in-person library programs have been suspended until July.

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Champaign County libraries have also started a curbside pickup, according to the library’s website.

“Place your holds online or over the phone,” the website stated. “We’ll notify you to schedule a pickup time.”

The public is asked to park in one of the marked spots on the east side of the library and call 937-653-3811 when you arrive so that a staff member can come out and place the items in your trunk, the website stated. Book drop-off is located on the west side of the building.

Library staff is also available for questions by calling 937-653-3811 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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Digital library resources for Clark and Champaign county libraries are still available for the public.

All county libraries have been closed since March 17.

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