Cook Memorial Library


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Reopening Level Orange

Library Take-Out(side) Is Here!

Outdoor Browsing Every Tuesday Afternoon

Since you can't come inside the library just yet, we've decided to bring the library outside to you!

Our new outdoor browsing service Library Take-Out(side) is now offered every Tuesday afternoon, weather permitting, from 3:30-5:30pm to coincide with La Grande Farmers Market hours.

The “library” will be set up on the sidewalk under the blue & white striped canopy just outside the main entrance at 4th & Adams.

How does one browse safely for books in a pandemic? Scientific evidence tells us that outdoor events are much safer than indoor events when it comes to contracting the virus. Being outdoors, coupled with mask and physical distancing requirements, makes Library Take-Out(side) a lower risk event.

If you don’t have a mask, the library will gladly provide you with one. Library staff may need to limit the number of browsers at any one time.

To avoid having to disinfect and quarantine the browsing collection, visitors will be required to slip on a pair of foodhandler gloves before they start browsing. Gloves will be provided. Hand sanitizer will also be available to facilitate proper glove wearing etiquette.

Grab your parasol and library card and come browse the dozens of new books we’ve recently added to the collection during Library Take-Out(side) every Tuesday.

Same Day Library Take-Out Now Available

Get Books, DVDs, Magazines, Audiobooks!

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Your Library Is Open For Take-Out!

Online — search the Sage Catalog, place your holds (Limit 9. If you need more than 9 items, call us instead.), and then wait until we call you to confirm your order. Please be patient as it may take up to 24 hours (longer for weekends) for us to fill your order.

By Phone — Call us at 541.962.1339 and provide us a list of titles or ask us to curate a selection of items based on your reading/viewing/listening interests.

Orders subject to availability. Consider ordering a few extra items. Items ordered from other libraries may be delayed or not available.

Contactless checkout! Items will be checked out to you at the time the order is filled. A receipt and a complimentary mask will be included.

Once your Library Take-Out order has been confirmed, you may pick up your order Monday-Friday between 10:00am-Noon or 4:00pm-6:00pm.

All take-out orders must be picked up at the 4th & Adams entrance.  When you arrive for your appointment, call 541.962.1339 or ring the doorbell to let us know you’re here and we’ll bring your order right out. Please follow all physical distancing guidelines and signs and, for the safety of library staff and yourself, please wear a mask. If you need an accommodation, please let us know when we confirm your order.

All returns of items must be made thru the book return slots; library staff will not personally accept items (oversized items excepted).

Currently, we are not assessing overdue fines. 

Want to know more? Read our Library Take-Out & Returns Procedures.

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