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CONTACTLESS, CURBSIDE PICKUP AT THE WOONSOCKET HARRIS PUBLIC LIBRARY 303 CLINTON STREET,

WOONSOCKET RI www.woonsocketlibrary.org BEGINS MONDAY, MAY 18, 2020

While the library remains closed to the public until further notice, you may now place up to 5 item system-wide holds by calling us or by using an online form. Please note that delivery for system-wide holds will be delayed, as the delivery service and some libraries are working with limited staff and hours of operation. WE WANT TO GET BOOKS INTO THE HANDS OF OUR READERS SOONER! To request items, please visit the online catalog at http://catalog.oslri.net/ and search for up to 5 items in any combination of books, DVDs, audiobooks, and music CDs (limit of 3 items per media type). You may also provide a topic to search. Please jot down the author, title, and call number for each item and keep your library card number and list handy for the next step. THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO REQUEST WOONSOCKET LIBRARY AVAILABLE ITEMS

1.) Go online using this Google form: https://tinyurl.com/WoonsocketLibraryRequestForm

2.) Call a Librarian : 401-767-4124 for Adult requests, 401-767-4122 for Children’s requests, or 401-767-4132 for Teen requests.

Staff will call you when your request is filled to arrange for a contactless, curbside pickup appointment. All items are sanitized and strict health guidelines are fol-lowed. Staff are working Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.

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