JMRL extends curbside services hours

To better serve the Albemarle, Charlottesville, Greene, Louisa and Nelson communities, JMRL will be extending curbside service hours at all eight local public libraries.

The below hours will now be offered starting Monday, August 10:

Monday: 1pm-7pm at all branch locations

Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm at Central Library, Crozet Library, Gordon Avenue Library, Northside Library, Nelson Memorial and Louisa County

Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-2pm at Scottsville Library and Greene County Library

Sunday: All branch locations closed

The Bookmobile will continue contactless service to assisted living facilities, but will not be making regularly scheduled stops.

Since the beginning of curbside services in June, patrons have been busy visiting branches to pick up their library materials.

In July alone, almost 60,000 items were checked out with about a fourth of those check-outs coming from Northside Library.

JMRL Director David Plunkett said, “Library staff are working very hard to provide curbside and drive-up service, and are thrilled to be able to expand that service.”

“All returned items are quarantined for 72 hours before being put back into circulation, for the safety of staff and the public.”

“Demand for library materials has been high, which just goes to show how much this community loves reading and learning.”

JMRL’s online resources have been a popular option during curbside services, with almost 34,000 eBook downloads last month, a 50% increase compared to July 2019.

For more information about curbside services or online resources, please visit http://www.jmrl.org.

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