The library will also be closed for Thanksgiving.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Citing a rise in coronavirus cases, the Westfield Memorial Library announced that it will switch back to curbside service only starting Saturday, Nov. 28.

This week, the library will be open Monday and Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. On Wednesday, the library will close early at 4:45 p.m. It will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

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Starting Saturday, curbside service hours will be Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. — 6:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.— 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 4:30 p.m.

Patrons will be able to pick up materials that they have placed on hold the day after the hold was placed. Requests for books can be placed during these hours only: between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

How to reserve books (place a hold) is demonstrated here on the library’s YouTube channel.

When returning materials, patrons should use Door 7 to the library, which leads to the meeting room. Use the outside book drops when the library is closed.

All items are quarantined for 72 hours before they are checked in as per American Library Association guidelines.

The library is not accepting any donated materials at this time. Interlibrary loan (ILL) is still available. Any Westfield residents who do not yet have a library card can visit the library’s website at www.wmlnj.org and complete the form on the Get a Card page. A library card will be mailed to the requester.

If patrons need any help with their accounts, they should call the library at 908-789-4090 extension 6, leave a voice mail, and a staffer will return the call.

The library has added additional programs to its YouTube channel. Other program information can be found on the library's website, www.wmlnj.org and the library's Facebook page, facebook.com/wmlnj.

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