Curbside Services

Curbside Services

Check out Curbside!

 

 

While we are still in the midst of the pandemic and the library is not fully open, we offer a number of ways to serve you while keeping everyone safe.

You can now book Browsing and Computer Appointments for limited time inside the library, but we also offer a number of services via our Curbside program. Let us know if there is more we can do!

Curbside Hours

Hood River Library

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 12pm-6pm
  • Fridays, Saturdays 10am-4pm
  • Enter through main door of the library to pick up in the lobby.

Parkdale and Cascade Locks Libraries

  • Tuesday 2pm-6pm
  • Saturdays 10am-2pm

Curbside Services:

Place Holds

To place items on hold do one of the following:

1) Use the library online catalog.

2) Call the numbers below during the Curbside Service Hours:

  • Hood River (541) 386-2535 
  • Parkdale (541) 352-6502
  • Cascade Locks (541) 374-9317

3) Email info@hoodriverlibray.org.

Library staff will collect your holds and prepare them for pickup. Holds may take longer to fill due to library closures within the Sage Library System.

Not sure what you want? Check out our Browse page for inspiration. We can also select items for you based on your interests.

If you receive a hold notification, please follow the directions under Picking Up Holds

Pick Up Holds

  • Go to the Library’s designated Curbside Pickup Location at each branch. This will be marked by signage at each location.
  • When you arrive at the Library’s Pickup Location, call the number to the library or ring the doorbell on the table for further instructions.
  • A staff member will answer and ask for your information. For your safety and ours, please wear a mask and maintain 6′ of social distance. There is an line of black tape on the sidewalk showing where it’s safer to stand.
  • We’ll place the items on the table for you to pick up and step back from the table.
  • Enjoy your library materials!

Printing Services

The Hood River Library is happy to announce that, in addition to our curbside pickup book service, we are now offering curbside printing!

Email your documents to info@hoodriverlibrary.org with any relevant instructions. When it is ready, we will email you back and you can pick up your documents right away.

The first 20 pages are free! Each additional page is $0.15 for black & white and $0.50 for color.

Laptop Day Use & Free WiFi

Check out a lap top during Curbside Services for 2 hours! You can access the Wi-Fi outside our library buildings.

You can print directly to our indoor copier at the Hood River Branch or send prints to the info@hoodriverlibrary.org email at the branches and we’ll bring the copies to you.

The first 20 pages are free! Each additional page is $0.15 for black & white and $0.50 for color.

Curbside Services FAQs

What is Curbside Service?

Curbside Service allows patrons to pick up library materials that have been placed on hold. Each Library location has a designated Curbside Pickup Location clearly marked by signage.

When can I pick up items using Curbside Service?

Hood River Branch

  • Tuesday-Thursday 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Friday-Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm

Parkdale and Cascade Locks Branches

  • Tuesday 2:00-6:00pm 
  • Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm
How do I use the Curbside Service?

Placing your holds

  1. Place items on hold using the Library website catalog.
  2. Or, by calling the numbers below during the Curbside Service Hours or email info@hoodriverlibray.org.
    • Hood River (541) 386-2535 
    • Parkdale (541) 352-6502
    • Cascade Locks (541) 374-9317 
  3. Library staff will collect your holds and items selected through recommendations and prepare them for pickup. Pickups are limited to 15 items. Holds may take longer to fill due to library closures within the Sage Library System. Not sure what you want? Our staff may be able to recommend items that suit your interests.
  4. If you receive a hold notification, please follow the directions below. 

Picking up your holds

  1. Go to the Library’s designated Curbside Pickup Location at each branch. This will be marked by signage at each location.
  2. When you arrive at the Library’s Pickup Location, call the number to the library or ring the doorbell on the table for further instructions. 
  3. A staff member will answer and ask for your information. For your safety and ours, please maintain 6′ of social distance. There is an line of black tape on the sidewalk showing where it’s safer to stand.
  4. We’ll place the items on the table for you to pick up and step back from the table. 
  5. Enjoy your library materials!
What precautions are you taking to protect library users and staff and minimize risk of infection?

The safety of library staff and patrons is our highest priority. Library staff will follow all state and local public health guidelines, including physical distancing, wearing masks, frequent handwashing, sanitizing and disinfecting of workspaces and machinery, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

Library patrons are asked to only return items in the outside book drops. All items returned to the library during this time will be placed in a 72-hour quarantine before being placed back on shelves. Library materials will remain checked out on your account during the quarantine period. No overdue fines will be charged.

Can I pick up library materials that I have placed on HOLD?

Yes, Hood River County Library District offers Curbside Service for patrons at the Hood River, Cascade Locks, and Parkdale branches. Library staff has worked diligently to develop procedures for Curbside Service that follow physical distancing protocols while effectively serving library customers.

Who can use Curbside Service?

All Hood River County Library District and SAGE library consortium cardholders in good standing can use the service. 

How many items can I pick up using Curbside Service?

Pickups are limited to 15 items total. This includes your holds and items selected through recommendations.

Can we check out Library of Things (LOT) items?

Yes, you can now check oout LOT items (Food Preservation equipment, etc.). Please place a hold through our SAGE catalog. The exception is the cherry pitter. You need to call the Hood River Library during Curbside Hours to request the item.

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