Pick Up Your Items at the Penticton Community Centre

A new locker at the community centre for books
Penticton Public Library checking out a new service

If you’re anxiously waiting for a book that’s on hold at the Penticton Public Library, but can’t quite get there in time to check it out, you’re in luck.

The Library has a new location for fetching items and materials on hold: the Penticton Community Centre, located at 325 Power Street. A new holds locker will be available at the Centre as of October 3.

“The Community Centre is a hub of activity, and we are testing this new location to pick up materials on hold as a pilot project,” says Chief Librarian Heather Buzzell. “If this turns out to be a convenient stop for our patrons who also frequent the Centre for its many services, we’ll look at keeping the locker as an option for pick ups.”

Patrons can put a hold on an item at the Library or online and select the Community Centre as the pickup location, if they prefer the Centre instead of the Library.

When the materials are available, staff will deliver the items to the locker, and patrons will be notified that their holds are available for pick up at the Community Centre. Just like placing items on hold to get at the Library, there will be a limit of three business days to pick up items on hold, after which a $2 fine applies and the item goes to the next patron waiting for it, or back into circulation.

Changed your mind? Patrons will need to call the Library at 250-770-7781 to cancel the hold.

“Providing more options to access materials is an important part of our services. Both the Centre and the Library are here to service the citizens of Penticton, and this is a great way to work together,” adds Buzzell.

 

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