We’ve Missed You! Curbside Service Begins June 2nd!

Request

  • MILS Online
  • Phone: 207-384-3308
  • Email: sbpl@southberwicklibrary.org

Pick-Up

  • Tuesday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Or by appointment

How It Works

REQUEST

People with a current South Berwick Library card can CALL, EMAIL, OR USE YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT to request books to be gathered by the staff and passed to the library patron via a delivery pick-up table outside the library.  Delivery to your car is available upon request.  Online requesting in the MILS catalog will be turned on again for South Berwick Library items only. This will remain in effect until more Maine libraries are open and the state-wide delivery system is will be viable again.  Items will be held for 7 days and then will be reshelved.

All requests, online, by phone or by email are LIMITED TO 15 ITEMS. Items requested by 5:00 pm on one day will be ready for pick-up by 11:00 am the following day.  Please be ready with the titles and authors of the items you are requesting and whether it is a movie, audio or book.

ONLY BORROWERS WITH A SOUTH BERWICK LIBRARY ACCOUNT will be able to request at the library.  We will continue to issue library cards to residents of our town as well as Berwick, North Berwick, Rollinsford, and Eliot with proper identification. 

PICK-UP

When you arrive at the library to pick up your items, please wear a mask and stand at the marked line. Library staff will come out to assist you. If we don’t seem to have noticed your arrival, please give us a call at 207-384-3308. ­­ Staff will place your order on the table and then back up so you can move forward to retrieve the bag.

If you wish to stay in your vehicle, let us know at the time of the request, call when you arrive and an employee wearing a mask will approach the vehicle, confirm identity, and place the requested materials in the vehicle’s trunk or leave it on the ground to be picked up after the employee has returned to the building.  Library staff will not accept your returns.  (See below)

How to RETURN LIBRARY MATERIALS:

When the LIBRARY IS OPEN FOR CURBSIDE pick-up, we will ask you to place the RETURNS IN THE BOOK DROP outside whether we are open or closed. 

 All ITEMS COMING back to the library MUST be returned in this fashion.  We won’t accept returns in a bag or any other way for everyone’s safety. This way we can quarantine the returning items for the proscribed amount of time. If you have items to return, please put them in the Book Drop on the porch.

If you are a shelf browser by nature and don’t know what you want until you get to the library, try using:

 Novelist Plus at the Digital Maine Library

Novelist K-8 Plus at the Digital Maine Library

Goodreads 

BookBub  

We miss you and are excited to be able to offer you entertainment and enlightenment again in the form of library materials.  We will be super attentive to the safety of the community and the library staff.

CONTACT US:

EMAIL: sbpl@southberwicklibrary.org (copy and paste this address)

PHONE: 207-384-3308

MILS CATALOG