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Curbside Service

The Putnam County Public Library is excited to announce Curbside Services @ PCPL, the newest service from the library. 

PCPL is committed to serving the residents of Putnam County, while maintaining a safe environment for patrons and staff. While PCPL remains closed to the public, the library will begin curbside service on Tuesday, May 19. 

Place Holds Using Phone, Email, Or Evergreen Catalog

In order for us to gather your books for pick-up, we need to know what you want! We are able to place holds on materials by phone, email, and the Evergreen Indiana catalog. Here’s a helpful guide for each:

Phone
1. Prepare your list of requests. If possible, provide titles and authors for each material.
2. Gather your library card. We will need your library card number to place an order.
3. Call during our listed times where staff are available to take calls.
4. A staff member will enter your list into our system and your order will be queued for Curbside Pick-Up.

Email
1. Prepare your list of requests. If possible, provide titles and authors for each material. 
2. Gather your library card. You will need to provide us with your library card number in your email.
3. Email with your name, phone number, library card number, and list of requests.
4. A staff member will contact you to set up a date and time for Curbside Pick-Up.

Evergreen Indiana Catalog

To place a hold from your Evergreen Indiana account: 

      1. Log into My Account
      2. Search for the item in the catalog.
      3. Click “Place Hold” on the record. 
      4. Confirm library pickup location and hold notification details and select “Submit”.

Get Your Date & Time For Pick-Up

Once your materials have been collected, a staff member will contact you with the date and time that you can pick up your materials. 

Materials may only be picked up on the following days and times:

Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m.
Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Pick-Up Your Order At The Library

We ask our patrons to help us curb the effects of Covid-19 by following best safety practices. When picking up your materials, please use these helpful tips to stay safe and keep library staff members safe.

Please Do:

Call the library to let us know that you have arrived to pick-up your order.

Tell us the make, model and color or your car.

Open your trunk (or passenger door) so that library staff may safely place your order in your vehicle.

Leave the items in your trunk for several days of quarantine to be extra cautious.

Place your returning items into the bookdrop as you enter the library parking lot.

Please Avoid:

Rolling down your window or getting out of your vehicle, except to open your trunk or passenger door.

Walking up to the door or trying to enter the library for any reason.

Giving your returning items to a library staff member. 

Call the library at 765-653-2755 if you have questions or need help placing a Curbside order. 

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