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Book returns will open today at Tulsa City-County Library drop-off locations

Some library services resuming amid pandemic
Posted at 7:45 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 08:56:41-04

TULSA, Okla. — Some public library services across the Tulsa metro area are resuming amid the pandemic.

On Monday, book returns will be open at any drop-off locations. You can return any borrowed books or materials that you weren't able to give back before libraries closed in early March.

The library is waiving any late fees through May 31.

In their reopening phase plan, they will also resume curbside pickup on library items. You can start placing holds on books and other materials through the library's website starting this Friday, May 15.

Then, curbside pickup is scheduled to begin the following Monday, May 18 at all branch locations.

While the libraries remain closed to the public, there are numerous remote resources available. Since they shut down, they have seen an 8 percent increase in their digital collection check-outs.

Library officials say they are working hard to reopen in a safe manner.

On average, there are 7,000 library visitors a day, so they want to limit the exposure to COVID-19.

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