Finally! You can come get a library book! Here’s how we’re doing this:

Tell us what you want: You can place a reserve online, send an email to circdesk at pomfretlibrary.org, or give us a call. (860-928-3475) Library staff will be here during our usual hours. You can ask for a specific title, a genre, a topic, or just “ANYTHING OTHER THAN PETE THE CAT AGAIN!”

We’ll get your items ready for check out: You’ll get a confirmation email (or phone call) once your reserves are available for you. If you’ve asked for a book that is on order or currently checked out, it will be some time. Days, possibly weeks. If you want something that’s just languishing here on the library shelves, it will be ready for you right away.

Come get your books! (or DVDs or whatever…) Once you’ve been notified that your books are ready for you, you can pick them up. Call when you’re on the way or once you’re in the parking lot and we’ll put your things on the shelf on the front step. They’ll be checked out to you and bagged, with your name on the package.

Other important tips:

  • PICK UP YOUR RESERVES PRONTO! Especially if it’s a new release – others are likely waiting to read it after you. The first Reserve notification is an automated email; we’ll follow that up with a courtesy phone call or text. If you haven’t picked up in a few days, it will be passed on to the next person.
  • YES, PLEASE RETURN the stuff you currently have checked out. We’re going to quarantine all returns for several days; we’d like to get the process started. You can use the bin on the front steps or the book drop.
  • Returns will remain checked out to you for as long as a week because we’re quarantining them before making them available for the next patron. Don’t be worried if you’ve returned something but it’s still on your account. 
  • There is no Interlibrary Loan service at this time. We can tell you which libraries in the area have the item you’re wanting, and if that library is also doing curbside service you can check out and return it there.