The Blanchard Community Library is currently offering two levels of service for patrons: Curbside Pickup and Grab & Go
 
Curbside Pickup allows patrons to quickly and easily pickup holds by calling or texting the library upon arrival. 
 
Using Grab & Go, patrons may book an appointment to browse the library's collection in-person and checkout items on their own. 
 
Service  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Curbside Pickup  10am - 2pm  10am - 2pm  10am - 2pm  10am - 2pm Library Closed   10am - 2pm  Library Closed
 Grab & Go 2pm - 6pm 2pm - 6pm 2pm - 6pm 2pm - 6pm  Library Closed Curbside Only  Library Closed
 

Curbside Pickup 

Patrons can reserve items online or by calling the Circulation Desk. When the items are ready, patrons will receive a notification that items are ready for pickup (please note that this may take up to 24 hours). When patrons arrive for the pickup, a staff member delivers it to their car.

Curbside Pickup Procedures

  1. Place items on hold.
    • To request items for pickup, place a hold online at www.blanchardlibrary.org, or by calling (805) 525-3615 and selecting extension 101.
  2. Wait for notification, then call us when you plan to pick up.
    • You will receive an email or phone notification when your hold is available for pickup. Please note that wait times for hold may be longer than usual. We apologize for the delay.
    • If items are needed immediately, please schedule an appointment for Grab & Go. 
  3. After calling, pick up your items at the curbside location.
    • Upon arrival at the library, patrons should call or text the library again with a description of their vehicle.
    • Text your NAME and VEHICLE DESCRIPTION to (805) 220-7900.
    • Or enter vehicle information at https://bit.ly/bclpickup
    • Staff will then checkout items and will deliver them directly to patrons.
    • Masks are required. Masks must be worn at all times by both staff and patrons.
      Face masks should cover nose and mouth at all times.

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Grab & Go

The Board of Directors of the Blanchard Community Library is very happy to announce that the library will be opening on a by-appointment basis for Grab-&-Go book browsing and checkout starting Monday, April 5. The number of appointments is limited and only in the afternoon from 2:00 to 5:00 Curbside delivery will still be available in the morning Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays.

For the patron’s protection and the protection of others, each patron will be required to perform a self-administered temperature check and use hand sanitizer when entering. Face masks that cover the nose and mouth and social distancing will be required at all times.

Grab & Go Procedures

  • Grab-&-Go service is on a by-appointment basis only.
  • Appointments are on the hour at 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 and 5:00.
  • Appointments are limited to 30 minutes so that staff have time to disinfect items and frequently touched surfaces prior to the next appointment window.
  • Patrons 12 years old and older may make appointments.
  • There are a maximum of five appointments each hour.
  • Patrons making reservations to use a computer count as one of the five appointments.
  • Masks are required. Masks must be worn at all times by both staff and patrons.
  • Face masks should cover nose and mouth at all times.

In order to maintain social distancing, library staff will be unable to assist with computer use.

If printing, patrons are encouraged to bring enough coins and/or small bills as change will be unavailable. Black and white prints are $0.15 each, color prints are $0.65 each.

At this time, returns are accepted only through the drop box in the library parking lot.
Staff will be unable to accept any returns directly from patrons.

For additional information, please call the Library at (805) 525-3615, or email.