June 1, 2021

Dear Community,

As announced in my last newsletter, our libraries will soon be offering Browse and Go services!

With Browse and Go, we are inviting you inside of our library buildings again, during the same hours we were previously open pre-pandemic, to browse for items to check out. You will be able to use self-checkout machines and we will have staff available to assist with you with checkout if needed. While there will not be a time limit to using the building, we will ask that you browse for your items and then take them back home to enjoy, rather than doing so in the building.

The dates Browse and Go will start at each of our locations is: 

Alsea Community Library: June 1 

Monroe Community Library:  June 1 

Philomath Community Library: June 14 

Corvallis Public Library: June 21 

Delivery services will be still available to all patrons who live in our service district and you are free to use both Browse and Go and Delivery – in whatever combination you like!

At this time, face coverings will be required to enter our facilities for anyone age five and up, but we know that guidance is changing daily. By the time we open all of our locations, requirements may change. We will continually update our policy to match guidance from Oregon Health Authorities.

We hope to roll out more services as restrictions continue to loosen, but for now, we are very excited about taking this next step.

See you soon!