Beginning Monday, May 18, Way Library will be checking out books, as well as other items, using contactless curbside pickup.

Patrons who wish for contactless service are encouraged to browse the library’s catalog from home, place their holds, and then use an online form to schedule a pickup time. Patrons also have the option to contact the Information Desk to request materials by calling 419-874-3135, extension 119. A third option is to request materials using a special Curbside Pickup form available on the library’s website at http://curbside.waylibrary.info.

At the appointed pickup time, a patron will arrive in the designated location in the library’s parking lot, dial the number on the sign, open the trunk, then remain in the car. Staff, wearing protective equipment, will deliver the materials in a disposable paper bag and place them in the trunk with no direct contact. Strict social distancing procedures are being implemented in order to effectively serve library customers and adhere to public health guidelines.

Library staff will need a 24-hour window in which to accommodate requests before pickup. Currently, items that can be picked up will be limited to those that are available in Way’s own collection. Patrons may place items from other libraries on hold, but those holds will not be fulfilled until interlibrary courier service resumes.

Checked out materials may be returned to the library at any time, as the exterior book drops are now open. However, staff will not be able to accept materials handed to them at the time of curbside pickup. Instead, patrons will be directed to use the book drops to ensure safety for all.

Digital resources, including downloads, streaming services, and other electronic resources are available 24/7 and can be accessed at https://digital.waylibrary.info. Library cards for digital resources may also be requested online.

Way Library’s staff is adding new virtual programming to the website every week. Visit “From Stay-at-Home to Way-at-Home” to experience Way’s expanding virtual offerings, and follow the Library on Facebook for up-to-the-minute announcements and engaging content.

Here's a quick review and some helpful directions!

Option #1
Browse the online catalog and place your items on hold.* Go to http://curbside.waylibrary.info and schedule your pickup time.

Option #2
Call the Information Desk at 419-874-3135, extension 119 to speak to a librarian and request your materials.* Your pickup appointment will be scheduled while you are on the line.

Option #3
Go to http://curbside.waylibrary.info and schedule your pickup time. Press “Continue” to access the online request form. Use the form to enter your request for materials.*

*Please remember that at this time we can only deliver items that belong to Way Library. You may reserve items from another library, but they will not be delivered until interlibrary courier service resumes.