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Rockford Public Library Offers Curbside Pick-Up

Connie Kuntz

Attention bibliophiles! If you like e-books, but have missed holding and reading real books, the Rockford Public Library is providing curbside pick-up by appointment at all of their branches. Bridget Finn is the marketing director for RPL and she says customers can reserve items through the website or by phone.

"After that," Finn said, "the staff will pull the items -- if they're available -- sanitize them, call the customer, set an appointment for them to come pick the items up, and get them ready for retrieval."

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Connie Kuntz

Customers will get called up to the door and asked to show their library card or State ID through the window. Once the staff verifies the customer's identity and items, they will ask that person to step back six feet. The staff member will then place the items on a cart and roll it outside. When the staff member is back inside the building, the customer may retrieve the items.

Customers may also reserve DVDs and CDs. To reserve items from the library and learn more about curbside pick-up, click here