Service Updates

UPDATE TO CURBSIDE PICKUP AND BROWSING SERVICES

Abbot Public Library is pleased to announce the expansion of our services to include an additional way for patrons to select and borrow tangible materials. Based on the results of our Library Services Survey, we will be offering limited browsing, by appointment, one day per week, while continuing to provide our very popular Curbside Pickup Service, five days per week.

Our hours for Curbside Pickup and the Browsing By Appointment Services will be as follows, starting the week of April 8th:

Curbside Pickup Service 

Monday: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – Noon & 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Friday: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm 

 

Browsing By Appointment

Thursday: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Appointments will be ½ hour long with ½ hour between appointments for sanitizing and cleaning. 

Registration for browsing appointments will be open on Thursday, April 1st. The first appointment date will be Thursday, April 8th. Appointments will be a half hour long, and browsers will be required to wear masks (patron-provided) and gloves (library-provided). Browsing will be limited to designated areas where new and recent additions to all categories of the Library’s collections will be gathered.

Appointments will be specific to the department you would like to browse – either Children’s/Teen, or Adult. If you would like to browse multiple areas, you will need to make separate appointments for each space.

To browse the adult sections on the Main Level, please register for an Adult appointment by calling the Main Desk at 781-631-1481, Ext. 201 or 223 or emailing mar@noblenet.org

To register for an appointment in the Children’s Room AND/OR the Teen Room on the Lower Level, please call the Children’s Room at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237 or email the Children’s department at marchild@noblenet.org or the Teen department at marteen@noblenet.org

Adhering to social distancing space requirements, we are able to accommodate up to four adults on the main level, and an additional four total patrons – children, teen, or adult – on the lower level in the Children’s Room and/or the Teen Room, per half-hour appointment. 

Please watch for further details of our expanded services by following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AbbotLibraryMarblehead, or by visiting our website at www.abbotlibrary.org or our blog at abbotpubliclibrary.wordpress.com.

Thank you for your patience and your continued support, as we navigate through these unprecedented times!


UPDATE TO DIGITAL SERVICES

The number of items you can borrow on hoopla has been increased from five to eight! Browse through thousands of ebooks, eaudiobooks, movies, television, music, and more!