Despite rising virus cases in our area, the library staff is committed to stay open this holiday season. If you know exactly what you want to check out please use curbside service or the self-serve cubbies. Simply call us or place a hold through Minerva. All books from interlibrary loan and/or on hold will be put in the cubbies. If you prefer curbside call us when you get here.
The holidays will bring an increased number of travelers to Castine. It is mandated that all out-of-state travelers coming into Maine, as well as Maine residents returning to Maine, complete a 14-day quarantine upon arrival or have received a negative coronavirus test up to 72 hours prior to arrival. If you have entered from out of state and have not quarantined or received a negative test result, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE LIBRARY even if you feel well.
The book sale room is available by appointment only. It will be staffed on Saturdays from 10-3. We are still accepting book donations (thank you in advance). If you are donating books please leave them inside the ground floor entrance by the cubbies. If you need help unloading your car please call us.
Patrons may enter the library using the main doors and request books at the library desk. Those patrons who wish to browse the permanent adult collection of fiction, nonfiction, books on CD and DVDs may do so by appointment, one patron or family at a time. Very often immediate walk-in access is available. Masks are required and patrons are asked to practice social distancing when in the building.
The Children’s Room remains closed to the Public; however you may browse by appointment. Patrons may request an unlimited number of books, DVDs, and magazines, by title, genre, and age. Please contact Youth Services librarian Irene Hall for assistance.
Any changes to our existing schedule will be a result of Executive Order or local conditions in consultation with library board of directors and the Town Manager. Thank you for your understanding and patience.