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Milwaukee Public Library to offer contactless pickup at Central Drive-Up

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posted at 4:57 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 13:34:35-04

The Milwaukee Public Library announced that it will begin offering citizens the opportunity to borrow materials "contact-free" starting Tuesday.

Library officials plan to offer a limited selection of materials for pickup at the "Central Drive-Up" window in downtown Milwaukee. Each person with a library card is limited to five items.

“During this unusual time, people are looking for ways to keep themselves and their families engaged. I am pleased that we are now able to safely provide a limited offering of Milwaukee Public Library services to our residents,” said Mayor Tom Barrett.

Looking to request something to borrow? Request items by calling (414) 286-3011 beginning May 5th at 12 p.m.

Hours of operation (to call in requests, and pick up materials):

Mondays and Tuesdays: Noon – 8 p.m.
Wednesdays – Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

How to pick up materials:

Patrons will receive an appointment time to pick up materials when they make their requests. Materials must be picked up by the cardholder or parent/guardian at the Central Library Drive-Up window in a vehicle. No walkups will be accommodated.

When to return materials:

At this time, all library materials will be due June 1 or later. No materials will be accepted for return prior to June 1, either at the Central Drive-Up or any Library Return Drops.

The library is currently unable to accommodate special requests for items from other libraries to be transferred to the Central Drive-Up.