Multnomah County began no-contact, appointment only sidewalk service, allowing patrons to pick up holds June 8 at a handful of locations.

By the end of June they had expanded the service to all locations, with the exception of Albina and Sellwood-Moreland (the latter being delayed for a planned carpeting project).

To make a hold pickup appointment, contact the library at 503.988.5123. Appointments are available 9 am-4 pm.

There is no access to library buildings at this time.

Book drops have been reopened to allow patrons to return materials checked out before the closure.

Patrons are instructed to NOT try to disinfect items before returning them as that may cause damage. All returned items will be put in quarantine for at least 72 hours before they are checked in.

Although the library is accepting returns, they are continuing to suspend late fees and fines.