Library offering curbside pickup of materials

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski
Foothills Focus Executive Editor

The Desert Foothills Library is taking a prudent, cautious approach to opening the library and will be following CDC guidelines in an effort to keep its community healthy and safe.

Since May 18, it has been offering curbside pickup of library materials.

This service is available to all library patrons, regardless of membership status. Follow the steps below to request and obtain books, audiobooks and DVDs from the Desert Foothills Library collection. Patrons may request items by using the online library catalog or by calling the library.

To request library materials

by phone:

Patrons may place their requests for materials by calling the library at 480-488-2286 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

 To request library materials

online:

Visit dfla.org and click on “search our library catalog.”

Click “log in” in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

Log in by entering the patron barcode number, found printed on the back of your library card. Enter your password and click “log in.” Helpful hint: The accounts’ default password is set to 1234 or the last four digits of the patrons’ phone number, which they can update under account preferences after logging in.

Search for items by title, author or subject, or browse items in the collection by clicking on the new titles lists on the left-hand side of the screen.

Click “place request” on an item and submit.

Patrons will receive an email alerting them when the item they’ve requested becomes available for pickup.  

To pick up requested materials: 

Curbside pickup is available to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Park in any library parking space.

Materials will be on a table outside the library entrance, in a bag with their name on it.

All items in the bag will have already been checked out, with a checkout slip showing the due dates for the materials.

To return your library materials:

Put all library materials in designated drop boxes to the left of the library entrance.

Note that all materials will remain on patrons’ accounts for three or four days after they’ve returned them to allow for a quarantine period. This is for the safety of our staff and patrons. Any overdue fees accrued during that period will be waived by staff.

Info: 480-488-2286 or dfla.org