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Pick-up Service

During the pandemic, the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library is offering a Contactless Pick-up Service for patrons.

How Pick-up Works:

1. Please request your materials by:

  1. Placing reserves from the library catalog : (https://vermillionlibsd.booksys.net/opac/vermillionlibsd/index.html#menuHome)
    • You need to sign into your account. (Your username is your library card barcode, and your pin is your last name in lower case.) If you need assistance logging in, please call the library at 605-677-7060.
  2. Emailing [email protected]. Please make sure to provide your first and last name, address, and (if possible) your library card number.
  3. Calling 605-677-7060
    • Please note requests over the phone will be limited to five items.

* The preferred method of requesting materials is online via the library catalog. Please see the following video for a walk-through of how to do this. You can also 605-677-7060 and we will talk you through the process.

2. A staff member will call you when your items are ready for pick-up.

3. When you arrive at the library come to the southern parking lot entrance where the sliding doors are.

4. Please return your current items in the outside book drop. When you arrive to collect your materials, everything will be checked out and ready to go. You can either:

  1. Come to the vestibule to collect your library materials.
  2. Call 605-677-7060 and provide your name and we bring your materials out to the curb.

** If you request an item that is currently checked out, we will place a reserve for you and notify you when the materials are available for pick up.

*** Patrons can request a random selection of materials by providing a genre, topic or potential authors of interest. (Please note that while we will do our best to pick an excellence selection of random items, we cannot guarantee that the content will meet your expectations. Parents should review random items before providing them to their children to ensure they match their own family’s values.)

**** Patrons who are home-bound or have limited or no transportation please contact the library for assistance getting materials to you.

Library Closure

We are closely monitoring developments pertaining to COVID-19, commonly referred to as Coronavirus. We encourage community members, especially those in high-risk populations, to stay away from public spaces. If you are feeling ill avoid contact with other people. Social distancing is one key way to slow the spread of the illness. Please keep in mind, as a public space, the Library cannot guarantee germ-free physical materials. You need to consider if using library materials is best for you and your family. As a reminder, the Library has many digital services available to you for free.

Out of caution and care for our community members, the public will not be allowed in the library building from March 22nd – March 29th.

  • The library will be completely closed Sunday, March 22nd, Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th.
  • Staff will be available from 8 am to 6 pm Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27th to answer the phone and respond to emails.
  • Library patrons will be able to submit requests for materials by:
  • Library materials will be checked out and available for pick-up at the south parking lot entrance.
  • Patrons who are home-bound or have limited or no transportation please contact the library for assistance getting materials to you.
  • We will work with patrons on due dates during this unusual time to avoid unnecessary fines.

No Book Donations Please!

To reduce the volume of outside items we need to handle here at the library, we would like to request that everyone postpone donating books for the time being. Thank you for your understanding!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions:

Update: ALL programming will be cancelled until 3/23, and all meeting rooms closed

We are closely monitoring developments pertaining to COVID-19, commonly referred to as Coronavirus. We encourage community members, especially those in high-risk populations, to stay away from public spaces such as the library as much as possible. If you are feeling ill avoid contact with other people. Social distancing is one key way to slow the spread of the illness. Please keep in mind, as a public space, the Library cannot guarantee a germ-free environment or germ-free physical materials. You need to consider if using library materials, or visiting the Library or other public spaces, is best for you and your family. As a reminder, the Library has many digital services available to you for free.

Out of caution and care for our community members, starting Saturday 3/14 and initially, until Monday 3/23, we are taking the following measures:

  • The children’s play area will be closed.
  • The Youth Room will be closed.
  • All programming is canceled until 3/23, and all meeting rooms closed.
  • The usage of public access computers will be restricted to adults only. We would encourage patrons to limit the use of the Technology Center to short time periods and essential needs only.

Please check back for updates as we may announce additional restrictions on services as the situation evolves.

Great Plains Music Program Cancellation

Due to concerns about COVID-19, we will be postponing the March 26th Michael McDonald event. To those of you who have already purchased tickets: we will plan on rescheduling at a later date, and your tickets will be good for the later event. Stay tuned for updates!

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Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.