Escondido, CA - During the pandemic closure, Escondido Public Library is offering Curbside Pickup Service for books, DVDs, and books on CD. Library patrons can log into the Library’s catalog at https://escondido.librarycatalog.info/polaris/ and place items on hold with their library card number and PIN. They can also place holds via phone or text at 442-777-3799, or email at library@escondidolibrary.org. Patrons are contacted once their holds are available and can pick up their items at the Library during Curbside Pickup hours. Patrons have ten days to pick up their items.

Curbside Pickup Service is available Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. When a patron arrives at the Library parking lot to pick up their items, they can call or text the Curbside Pickup line at 760-705-4602, or email escondidolibrarycurbside@gmail.com. Staff will check out the items and place them on the table in front of the Library for contactless curbside pickup. There are no checkout limits on items, and no overdue fees will be charged for the duration of the Library closure. Effective Monday, July 20, items will be automatically renewed (except when on hold for someone) up to three times. The book drops located in the Library parking lot are open to accept returns 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. All returned items are quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in.

The Library also offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming videos, and eComics. Visit www.escondidolibrary.org/digital to access these resources. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about the library, visit www.escondidolibrary.org or contact Assistant Library Director, Katy Duperry, at 760-839-4601, or by e-mail at katy.duperry@escondidolibrary.org.

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