The Newport Public Library has temporarily closed its doors until May 31, 2020 or until further noticein compliance with Coronavirus precautions, but our full-time library staff is still here and committed to providing everyone with reliable information and valuable services.
The Newport Library is offering limited check-out services in the form of Library Take Out. Patrons with library cards in good standing may place holds online or over the phone, for items that are available at Newport Library. Library staff will check out up to ten items on your card per week, and you may make an appointment to pick them up following health-conscious guidelines.
Patrons must come during their scheduled 30-minute time slot or reschedule by phone. The 30 minute time slots are available during these times:
Monday 10 AM-1 PM Wednesday 3 PM-5:30 PM Friday 12 PM -3 PM Patrons may place holds through the online catalog at encore.oceanbooks.org or by calling the library at 541.265.2153. Returned items will NOT be checked in immediately. There is a 72-hour quarantine period. Only one Library Take Out appointment per household per week. Please notify the Library if someone else will be picking up your holds. The staff is available to help Library users via email or phone. Questions can be directed to Library staff, at 541.265.2153, weekdays, from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Calls and emails sent during the weekend will not be addressed until Monday.
This decision was not made lightly. Library staff recognizes that the closure means some of the people who need the Library most will not have access to the physical facility. If one of your friends or neighbors is struggling to connect with library resources, please encourage them to contact us directly. We want to Help. Staff is working with its community partners to develop a plan to best support the community. To protect employee health, staff is following guidelines from Lincoln County health officials.