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The Library is closed until December 14

T.B. Scott Free Library Service Update

At this time, T.B. Scott Free Library is closed until Monday, December 14.  This date is subject to change.  Phones will be staffed Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, with the exception of Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.  As we know more information, we will share it with the public.

Due dates still remain on the materials in your possession.  Please return to our open outside book drops accordingly.  You can still pay current fines online.

We will begin by having patrons call the library at 715-536-7191 to order items and arrange a pickup time or they can order items online through our library catalog https://ilsapp.wvls.org/ and then call the library or the library will contact the patron to arrange a pickup time.  We anticipate it will be a busy time at first, so please be patient with us.

Note: Curbside Pickup Services will not be available on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.

Family Story Time Activity Bags are still available.  Please schedule a curbside pickup to receive your activity bag.

We are encouraging our patrons to use our website and the tools and resources available there, including eBooks and eAudiobooks, streaming video, digital learning tools, and more through the Wisconsin Digital Library. We are redirecting more of our funds at this time to purchasing digital materials.

We know our public WiFi is important to many of our patrons, and while you cannot enter our building at this time, the WiFi is still turned on, so we encourage you to park outside to access it.

At this time, we are answering phone calls from the public from 9am to 5pm weekdays.

The closure of our library was an extremely difficult decision for the library board and staff to make as we know that many people rely on our library.  The safety and well-being of our patrons and our staff is of the utmost importance.  We value our community members and promise to continue to be here for you during this difficult time.

The Library is closed until December 14

T.B. Scott Free Library Service Update

At this time, T.B. Scott Free Library is closed until Monday, December 14.  This date is subject to change.  Phones will be staffed Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, with the exception of Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.  As we know more information, we will share it with the public.

Due dates still remain on the materials in your possession.  Please return to our open outside book drops accordingly.  You can still pay current fines online.

We will begin by having patrons call the library at 715-536-7191 to order items and arrange a pickup time or they can order items online through our library catalog https://ilsapp.wvls.org/ and then call the library or the library will contact the patron to arrange a pickup time.  We anticipate it will be a busy time at first, so please be patient with us.

Note: Curbside Pickup Services will not be available on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.

Family Story Time Activity Bags are still available.  Please schedule a curbside pickup to receive your activity bag.

We are encouraging our patrons to use our website and the tools and resources available there, including eBooks and eAudiobooks, streaming video, digital learning tools, and more through the Wisconsin Digital Library. We are redirecting more of our funds at this time to purchasing digital materials.

We know our public WiFi is important to many of our patrons, and while you cannot enter our building at this time, the WiFi is still turned on, so we encourage you to park outside to access it.

At this time, we are answering phone calls from the public from 9am to 5pm weekdays.

The closure of our library was an extremely difficult decision for the library board and staff to make as we know that many people rely on our library.  The safety and well-being of our patrons and our staff is of the utmost importance.  We value our community members and promise to continue to be here for you during this difficult time.

Curbside Pickup Services

T.B. Scott Free Library is providing contactless, curbside pickup of materials by appointment. Staff members are taking precautions by wearing gloves and masks at all times while handling your requested materials. To maintain social distancing, staff cannot accept in-person returns. Please return materials to the outdoor book drops.

Note: Curbside Pickup Services will not be available on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.

Curbside Pickup

  • Place your holds: Call 715-536-7191 to request materials or place holds through our online catalog for items available. Phones will be staffed Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, with the exception of Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. After hours messages will be returned the next working day.
  • Schedule a time for pickup: We’ll give you a call when your items are ready to arrange an appointment for pickup.  Upon scheduling, we will need a description of your vehicle.
  • Pickup: Park near the entrance at the library at your appointment time. Alternate arrangements will be made if you don’t have a vehicle.  Please remain in your vehicle, a staff member will be awaiting your arrival at the designated time.  If you have a cell phone, you may call us at 715-536-7191 to notify us that you have arrived.
  • Collect your items: When you arrive at your appointment time, a staff member will bring out your checked-out materials. With your window closed, we ask that you or whomever is picking up your materials present the library card in the window of the vehicle to verify that we are giving the requested materials to the correct person. We will then place the bag of materials in front of your stall. Or if you’d prefer, you may open your trunk and we can place your items there. In this way, we are ensuring social distancing.
  • Due date(s): Each curbside check-out of library materials includes a check-out slip with due dates for each item. Lost the slip? Patrons may also check when their materials are due by signing-in to their V-Cat library accounts.

Family Story Time Activity Bags are still available.  Please schedule a curbside pickup to receive your activity bag.

Once materials are returned, they will be quarantined for at least 96 hours.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we begin to provide services in a new way that is safe for everyone. Wait times may be longer than usual, and you may occasionally need to leave a message while we are helping other patrons. We will return your call as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you at a safe distance soon!

Note: If you are sick, please stay home. Do not come to the library to pick up your materials.

Curbside Pickup Services

T.B. Scott Free Library is providing contactless, curbside pickup of materials by appointment. Staff members are taking precautions by wearing gloves and masks at all times while handling your requested materials. To maintain social distancing, staff cannot accept in-person returns. Please return materials to the outdoor book drops.

Note: Curbside Pickup Services will not be available on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.

Curbside Pickup

  • Place your holds: Call 715-536-7191 to request materials or place holds through our online catalog for items available. Phones will be staffed Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, with the exception of Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. After hours messages will be returned the next working day.
  • Schedule a time for pickup: We’ll give you a call when your items are ready to arrange an appointment for pickup.  Upon scheduling, we will need a description of your vehicle.
  • Pickup: Park near the entrance at the library at your appointment time. Alternate arrangements will be made if you don’t have a vehicle.  Please remain in your vehicle, a staff member will be awaiting your arrival at the designated time.  If you have a cell phone, you may call us at 715-536-7191 to notify us that you have arrived.
  • Collect your items: When you arrive at your appointment time, a staff member will bring out your checked-out materials. With your window closed, we ask that you or whomever is picking up your materials present the library card in the window of the vehicle to verify that we are giving the requested materials to the correct person. We will then place the bag of materials in front of your stall. Or if you’d prefer, you may open your trunk and we can place your items there. In this way, we are ensuring social distancing.
  • Due date(s): Each curbside check-out of library materials includes a check-out slip with due dates for each item. Lost the slip? Patrons may also check when their materials are due by signing-in to their V-Cat library accounts.

Family Story Time Activity Bags are still available.  Please schedule a curbside pickup to receive your activity bag.

Once materials are returned, they will be quarantined for at least 96 hours.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we begin to provide services in a new way that is safe for everyone. Wait times may be longer than usual, and you may occasionally need to leave a message while we are helping other patrons. We will return your call as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you at a safe distance soon!

Note: If you are sick, please stay home. Do not come to the library to pick up your materials.

Outreach Services

LET THE LIBRARY COME TO YOU!

If you or someone you know is interested in T.B. Scott Library Outreach Services, please contact Donna Plautz (dplautz@tbscottlibrary.org) or call at (715) 536-7191.

What is outreach?

T.B. Scott Library offers free delivery of materials to residents unable to visit the library because of age, illness, disability, or other incapacitating circumstance. Delivery is scheduled according to temporary or long term needs, and services are always tailored to your personal preferences.

What can I request?

Any material that can be checked out can be requested through our Outreach services. This includes Books, DVDs, Music CDs, Audio Books, Large Print materials, and even magazines. You may request specific items, or materials can be selected for you based on your preferences.

How many items will I receive?

This depends on your preference. Most people find that 4 to 5 items per delivery is enough to keep them engaged. We can adjust the number and type of material at any time.

When will I receive the materials?

Materials are delivered to your door once a month by friendly staff or volunteers. Mutually convenient delivery times will be arranged.

How can I register for this service?

Please contact Donna Plautz by email (dplautz@tbscottlibrary.org) or call (715) 536-7191.

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T.B. Scott Free Library
106 West First Street
Merrill, WI 54452

Telephone (715) 536 - 7191

Fax (715) 536 - 1705

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