We pulled back a little because of the Covid situation. We are offering three days for appointments and curbside. For appointments: we guarantee no more than a total of six people in the library, you can make an appointment by phone, email of Facebook Messenger. Curbside services are still available three times a week for patrons that are not comfortable entering the library; you can reserve your items online with our online catalogue, email, phone or Facebook Message us. We have 3 OPEN DAYS where you can come in at any time during our open time as long as you have a mask. Thank you for all of your patience as we continue to safely navigate reopening.
We Offer Curbside Fax and Photocopying or make an appointment to come into the library so you can service yourself.
- Call ahead with what you need 433-5887 and to make an appointment
- Meet us at the Front Door (please wear a mask and we will too) or come during our appointment slots
- Please ONLY exact change. FAX: 25 cents a page local/ 50 cents a page long distance COPYING: 15 cents a page black and white/50 cents a page color
Putting Items on Reserve is Easy!
Patrons can place their own holds on items that are in the library catalog for Curbside Pick Up: . This service is free to all patrons. If you need a free library card, call the library and we will walk you through the steps 433-5887
You can place HOLDS from others libraries. Can’t find what you are looking for in the online catalogue? Call us and we can place orders to libraries outside of our consortium. When the order comes in we will contact you for curbside pickup. Our delivery days from other libraries will then be on Fridays.
Step One: Go to the library card catalogue on the website: Ainsworth Public Library Card Catalogue
Step Two: Login to your account using your library card login information. Remember, your password is the last four digits of your phone number:
Step Three: Search for the item in the Search box in the catalogue, the blue circle shows you where below. Then hit enter. If your item is available, it will appear ( see orange box) Then click on the blue letters of the item (in this case The Travels of Babar) :
Step Four: On the top right you will see the option to place a hold. Hover over and press enter for that option. (the red arrow shows you here) It will then ask you to CONFIRM your hold. Click on that and we will do the rest! We will contact you to set up Curbside Pickup Based on Our Curbside Days.
Please review the rules and guidelines below for Curbside Pickup if you have not participated in it before at the library.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and for helping us to stay safe.
SAFETY FIRST! If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, such as: fever, coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell; or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, please do not request or pick up library materials. Please go to: cdc.gov/coronavirus to learn more.
How to Request Items:
- You can request items online at any time, but pickup happens on the designated days and times for curbside services.
- You can log in to your account on our catalog: Ainsworth Public Library Catalogue Look for the login box . Your login: is your library card # 2VSQW0000 and any characters that follow. Your Password: Unless you changed it, your password is the last four digits of your telephone number. Search for items by author or title. You can then either choose to use the hold process (see above for instructions), call or email us APLinterlibraryloan@gmail.com
- We will get your request ready and then contact you when your items are ready for pickup. You can choose the day of pickup during our operation hours for curbside services.
How to Pick Your Reserved Items Up at Curbside or Make an Appointment to come in during one of our slots
PLEASE MAINTAIN SAFE DISTANCING IF YOU SEE SOMEONE ELSE IS AT THE DESIGNATED PICKUP AREA (recommended 6 feet)
WHEN? M,T, W,F,SAT at the designated times
WHERE? For the winter please come to the front door and ring the doorbell. Give your name and your items will be ready for you. We wear masks and we ask that you do as well.
All of our circulating items will have been quarantined for 72 hours before going back into circulation. We will be wearing and adhering to regular hand washing and sanitizer use. Every item returned, will be cleaned in accordance with the suggestions from the Vermont Department of Libraries. However, as an added precaution, you may want to consider letting your borrowed materials sit in the bag for up to 72 hours before removing them.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as: fever, coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell; or if you OR THE RETURNING LIBRARY MATERIALS have been exposed to someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, please do not return the materials to the library until at least 14 days after recovery of the virus, or another, later agreed upon time.
Materials can be returned in the drop box to the left of the front door 24/7.
SAFETY FIRST! There will be other people picking up items at the front door. You might want to consider bringing a wipe, or paper towel with you to act as a barrier. Please make sure to use hand sanitizer and wash your hands. There will also be others using the Dropbox, you may want to consider cleaning your hands after dropping items off.
We have free 24/7 wifi, and it is accessible outside of our building. There is a picnic table on the side of the building if you need to sit down. Call or email the library for the unique password.
Don’t forget about GMLC Overdrive, downloadable audio and ebooks: https://ainsworthpubliclibrary.org/ebooks-eaudiobooks/
We also have over 500 free online Universal Classes: https://ainsworthpubliclibrary.org/universal-class-online-learning/
LearningExpress Library provides a comprehensive selection of academic and career-related solutions available in one platform. And can be found here: https://ainsworthpubliclibrary.org/learning-express-library/
We are one of the 26 libraries in the state chosen for this program.
Click on this link for more information: VELI STEM LINK