If you want to keep on reading during the brave new world of coronavirus rules and restrictions, then the Arlington Central Library on Quincy Street has a “hold pickup” initiative for you. It allows a library patron to order books in advance and pick them up at one of the three stations inside the library auditorium. The Central Library is open for this service Monday-Thursday from 12-7 p.m. and Friday-Sunday 12-5:00 p.m.
As per Arlington Connection, “In order to ensure the safety of the staff and patrons, there are a number of rules to follow for the hold pickup service. A patron must park in the surface parking lot instead of the garage that is closed. Wear a mask, squirt your hands and line up at six-foot intervals outside the library entrance closest to the tennis courts.”
According to the Arlington Connection, “Many library services are not currently available but it is possible to sign up or renew a library card at one of the three stations located in the auditorium. Library books can be returned in the outside book returns at any of the branches but are not accepted in the auditorium. Hang on to your personal books or trade them with your neighbors since no book donations are accepted until further notice.”