After Governor Kate Brown issued a four-week freeze on gatherings and shared spaces in Multnomah County, Multnomah County Library announced it will pause its current sidewalk holds pickup service.

As happened earlier this year, the library is again asking patrons not to return books and other items. Patrons will not be fined or charged, and no items will be due back before January 1, 2021.

The library is still open for business with a wealth of online resources and personal help via phone (503.988.5123), email (multcolib.org/we-can-help-anything) and chat (multcolib.org/chat-librarian).

In addition, the library continues to offer virtual programming, homework help, resources for parents, GED and adult literacy tutoring and more.

Multnomah County Library Director of Operations Don Allgeier says, “Our goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the communities we serve, while finding new ways to provide library services online and remotely.”

The library plans to resume holds pickup when Multnomah County is out of the freeze status.

For ongoing updates, visit multcolib.org/covid19.