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COURT HOUSE - The Cape May County Library will begin curbside pickups June 29.

According to a release, as outlined in Gov. Phil Murphy’s orders, patrons are currently not allowed inside any library building, but curbside pickups are permitted. Contactless pickups will be located near the main entrance of each library branch.

Patrons will be required to wear a face mask while picking up items. They can also request items for pickup by placing a hold by calling any library branch or visiting cmclibrary.org/borrow/catalog. Patrons are encouraged to visit their online account to verify their notification settings and library card number, as no alternate forms of identification will be accepted at this time.

Library card holders can begin placing holds for pickup June 29. The Cape May County Library will begin accepting returns beginning June 22. Item returns should be placed exclusively in the dook drop, outside the front entrance of every library branch.

For staff safety, the Cape May County Library will be limited in how often the book drop is emptied during the day. If the book drop is full, the library kindly asks that items be returned another day. Once items are returned, they will be quarantined for at least 72 hours before returning to circulation.

Staff will begin contacting patrons June 22 to arrange contactless pickup of holds that were filled before the library closed. These items have been located safely on the holds shelves since temporarily closing in March.

The Cape May County Library operates branches in Cape May, Lower Township, Wildwood Crest, Court House, Stone Harbor, Upper Township, Sea Isle City, and Woodbine. The Library has books, audiobooks, downloadable e-books, video games, music, magazines and movies.

For the safety and well being of staff and patrons, Thursday and Friday bookmobile services are on a temporary hiatus.

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