Library Status

The Dennis Public Library will welcome patrons back into our building on Tuesday, June 15th, when our regular, pre-COVID hours will resume: Tues.-Thurs. 10-8; Fri. & Sat. 10-2. We are following the Governor's advisory: People fully vaccinated against COVID-19 need not wear masks, while unvaccinated people are strongly encouraged to wear masks for their health and safety.

Curbside Pickup Available!

Here is what you need to know...


Requesting items:
  • Requests for books, CDs, and DVDs can be made online at clamsnet.org or by calling the library at 508-760-6219
  • Staff will be available by phone Tuesday-Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-4
  • You can browse the collection online to see what is currently available at DPL or order materials from other CLAMS libraries.
  • If you need help choosing items, we are happy to help you find a great read
Pickup:
  • When your item(s) are ready, a staff member will call you to schedule a pickup time
  • Pickup times will be scheduled Tuesday 2-6; Wednesday-Friday 12-6; and Saturday 10-4
  • Your item(s) will be placed in a paper bag on a table near our main entrance during your scheduled pickup time, to allow for contact-free pickup
  • If others are at the table when you arrive, practice social distancing and wait for them to leave the area before collecting your holds
  • All library patrons should wear a mask when picking up items
  • Please do not come to the library before you have received a phone call from a staff member confirming your item(s) are ready, we will not be able to fill unscheduled requests
Returns:
  • Returns can be put in the outdoor book and media returns 
  • Please do not leave returns on the pickup table
  • Items will NOT be checked in immediately, following safety guidelines
  • Please allow up to a week for items to be checked in off of your account
  • Fines will be waived on items at this time
What we are doing to keep everyone safe:
  • Holds will be packed in bags by library staff wearing masks and gloves
  • Staff will wash hands frequently and use sanitizer as needed
  • High touch surfaces will be disinfected regularly
  • All items, including returns, will be quarantined for at least 3 days before handling or recirculating
What you can do to help:
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue and throw away each tissue after one use
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Wear a mask when in public spaces
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily

Other CLAMS libraries may be providing similar services. What each library can offer is dependent on their staffing, their building and other factors. Please check with other libraries to learn what services they may be offering.

We have missed you all and are happy to get books back in your hands! If you have any questions, please reach out to us at den_mail@clamsnet.org or 508-760-6219.