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Library offers remote service options during closure

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library will continue to provide drive-up services, digital collection materials and remote assistance during the temporary closure of City facilities, due to new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services orders.

Drive-up service is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Library patrons may request materials via the library’s online catalog at www.escanabalibrary.org, or call the library at 789-7323 for staff assistance.

Library staff is available to assist callers in selecting materials from the collection. Patrons can request specific titles or ask staff to choose items for them. Families with young children who would like a selection of picture books to read may call the library to request a “family pack” of up to fifteen books, selected by library staff. Other services available through the drive up window include photocopying, scanning, faxing, printing and assistance with reference and information requests.

Library patrons also have access to free digital content available on the library’s home page 24/7, including e-books, downloadable audiobooks, streaming video, digital magazines and extensive homework help tools. Members of the public without a library card can apply online for an e-card that will enable them to access the digital library instantly.

Free drive-up wi-fi is accessible from the library parking lot and grounds. Users on the “LibraryGuest “network can connect their device remotely to the library’s wireless printer to print items and pick them up at the drive-up window.

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