Arlingtonians can now add Robbins Library to the list of places open for contactless pickup in town.
Phased reopening of Arlington’s Libraries has begun with appointments for contactless pickup of library materials.
Using your library card, reserve books, DVDs, and other library materials through your account at Minuteman Library Network, via the MLN app, or by calling the library at 781-316-3233.
You will receive an email notification once items are available, along with information about reserving a pickup time. Use the new Minuteman Library Network contactless pickup booking tool. If you do not use email, library staff will call you to schedule your pickup time. Hours for contactless pickup are Monday – Friday, 9:30 – 4:30, and Saturday 9:30 – 11:30. Contactless pickup is simple:
- Come to the Robbins Library main entrance where you will see the pickup shelves.
- Find your items filed alphabetically with a slip showing the first 3 letters of your last name, first initial, and last 4 digits of your library card number. Example: Anna Banana with the card number 24860001234567 would find her items with the slip BAN A 4567
- Your items are already checked out to you and ready to go.
“We’re so happy to offer a safe and easy way to connect people with library materials again,” says Director of Libraries Andrea Nicolay, “More downloadable books have been checked out during quarantine than ever before, and that’s great to see, but access to physical collections offers people more choices and reunites our readers with actual books.”