JKPL open for limited services

Posted on Dec 09 2021


Effective last Dec. 7, 2021, the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will be open for the following limited services: curbside pick-up service, virtual learning resources, free wi-fi in the parking lot, outdoor book drop/returns, “Ask a Librarian,” and temporary virtual library card application.
While the JKPL facility will be closed until Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, JKPL will be open for the above-mentioned limited public services to ensure the health and safety of its patrons, and in compliance with governor’s Memo GOV21-249: “Closure of non-essential government offices for the next 14 days” (Dec. 5, 2021).

Curbside pick-up services

Curbside service will continue to be provided for those who prefer to pick up their materials outside of the library. In order to alleviate traffic concerns, congregating of our patrons, and continue safe-distancing best practices, patrons are asked to call 235-7322/7323 (READ) from Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 1:30pm (tentative). Closed on holidays. There will be one staff assigned to answer phones to assist with scheduling curbside pick-up of library materials by appointment only.

Curbside pick-up (by appointment only)

1) Place items on hold beginning Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Search the library’s online catalog at www.cnmilib.org or call the library to place holds on the item(s) you want. There is a temporary limit of 05 holds per valid library card. If you currently have more than 05 holds on your card, call the library at 235-7322/7323 (READ) to speak to a staff person. You will receive a notification (by email, text message, or phone depending on your account preference) letting you know that you can call to schedule pickup.

2) Pick up your items. All items will be checked out and bagged ahead of time. Each bag will have your holds slip stapled to it for identification. Have your library card ready and ID available. Library staff will be wearing masks and gloves, and we ask that you wear a mask and stay in your car. On a big piece of paper, write your last name and library card number placed inside of front windshield. Ensure it is legible to library staff.

Pickups at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library will take place via the parking lot. Pop your trunk or open a passenger window. Library staff will place your bag in your car.
Pick up your bag of library materials and enjoy!

Returning books into the book drop

The library asks that all library materials continue to be returned in the book drop that is located outside of the main entrance as they will be placed in quarantine for a week prior to returning to regular shelves for circulation.

Library materials due during closure will be waived

Due dates for all library items have been extended to at least Dec. 20, 2021. All books due during temporary closure of JKPL facility from Tuesday, Dec. 6 to Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021 will be waived. No fines will be accrued during this two-week closure.

Free temporary library card for virtual access only

Effective Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, JKPL will be issuing a virtual library card good for one month’s use of our virtual learning resources. Must be 6 years old and over with proof of mailing address and valid picture identification. Must contact JKPL via email to cnmistatelibrary@gmail.com to submit documentation and complete temporary library card application form online.

Free wi-fi

Free wi-fi access point in the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library parking lot available and open to the community.

Virtual services and reference help

Free e-book and virtual learning resources access for CNMI library card patrons by visiting www.cnmilib.org.
You can check out the following free virtual learning resources: Mango Languages, Baker & Taylor Axis 360, Ebscohost, Gale Cengage, First Books Open e-books, online card catalog, Niche Academy, READsquared, and Grow with Google.

‘Ask a Librarian’

Library staff provide answers to general inquiries regarding library services and/or use information resources to help others meet particular information needs. Please email cnmistatelibrary@gmail.com or private message facebook @joetenkiyupubliclibrary. (PR)

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