Saturday, May 9, 2020

MMRLS Offering Curbside Library Services at Select Locations Beginning May 11th

The Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System will be offering curbside book, audiobook, and DVD checkout, along with curbside document services, beginning May 11th at its Attala County Library, Carthage-Leake County Library, Durant Public Library, Winona- Montgomery County Library, and Winston County Library locations.

Library patrons will be able to place holds on up to five items anytime using the library’s online catalog, or by calling any of the above participating branch locations. After receiving notification that their items are ready to be picked up, customers can head to their local participating branch, and call to receive curbside delivery. Document services will also be provided, including the copying, faxing, and printing of up to five pages per visit.

Patrons will also be able to return their library items at the above branches utilizing library bookdrops, though all items with a due date of March 9th and after have automatically been extended to June 1st.

“We’ve been eager to find a way to resume offering some in-person services to our customers while keeping everyone safe,” said Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System Executive Director, Josh Haidet. “We feel confident the protocol we’ve set up for curbside library services does that, and I really appreciate the continued patience of our customers as this new service is rolled out. Our communities have provided us with incredible support during this difficult time, and we’ve been thrilled to see significant increases in usage of our digital library collection.”

The MMRLS Digital Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week online at www.mmrls.lib.ms.us/eresources. All eResources are accessible with a MMRLS library card. You can even visit the library’s website to receive a digital library card if you live in the MMRLS service area and do not currently have a card.

For more information or questions about MMRLS curbside services, please visit: www.mmrls.lib.ms.us/curbside, or call 662-289-5151. The Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System serves Attala, Holmes, Leake, Montgomery, and Winston Counties.