The Rabun County Library will no longer provide curbside pickup and will be closed to the public until further notice, according to a post on their Facebook page Saturday.
"We have had to make a difficult decision to stop providing curbside pickup and will be closed to the public until further notice. The health, safety, and well-being of our patrons, staff, and community are our highest priority," the post stated.
For the past couple of weeks, patrons have been able to place books on hold with their library card number and have them delivered to their vehicles in the library parking lot.
Library staff can still assist patrons by phone or email from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
"You may return items in our outdoor book drops, and no overdue fees will be charged while we are closed," according to the post.
The library will continue to provide free wifi in the parking lot 24/7.
The Libby app to read eBooks can be be downloaded at https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/ , the RB Digital app to listen to e-audiobooks can be downloaded at http://rabunga.rbdigital.com/ and the Axis 360 app to enjoy children's Ebooks and e-audiobooks can be downloaded at http://axis360.site.baker-taylor.com/
For more information, contact the library at 706-782-3731 or visit their website at www.rabuncountylibrary.org
"As a reminder, take care of your health and help protect others," the post mentioned.
-Stay home if you are not feeling well.
-Wash your hands frequently (use soap and water for at least 20 seconds).
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
-Cough into the sleeve of your shirt and dispose of used tissues in the trash.
-Limit physical touching.
-Follow the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).