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The Van Meter Public Library is doing contactless pickup!


Contactless pickup hours are:

Mondays 1-6

Wednesdays 11-4

Thursdays 1-6


Browsing appointments are available on Tuesdays. To see details and to make an appointment, fill out the form here.


If none of these times work for you, email library@vanmeteria.gov to make arrangements.


Reserving Items

You can reserve items any time through the catalog or by emailing library@vanmeteria.gov. You can also reserve items by calling 515-996-2435 during our contactless pickup hours. Items reserved 30 minutes or more prior to the start of pickup hours will be available that day. Other same-day requests will be accommodated when possible. Patrons will be contacted if items are unavailable.



Pickup Procedure:

Patrons should call 515-996-2435 when they are outside the library. Staff will place bagged items on a table either outside the library or, in poor weather conditions, directly inside the library. Once staff have moved away from the table, patrons may approach the table and pick up their items. Patrons must stay behind the markings on the sidewalk until staff have moved away from the pickup table. Patrons who do not respect safety procedures may have curbside pickup privileges suspended.


We will do our best to have all requests ready prior to the beginning of the pickup window, but may have some delays based on demand.


Returns

We are accepting returns in our outdoor book return only. Please note that we will only be checking the book return on Wednesdays to maximize staff safety. Returned items will quarantined for a minimum of 5 days before being checked in and becoming available for checkout. During this time you may receive autorenewal and/or overdue notices, which you can ignore for items that you have returned.





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