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The Goodnow Library is closed to the public until further notice, but Contactless Holds Pick-up is now available.

Update, 6/29/2020

Thank you so much for your support during this unprecedented time. Below you will find information about library services through the end of June.

Our main book drop—the one in the wall to the left of the doors—is open and we encourage patrons to return any materials that they are finished using.

We have two pick-up activities this week!

To Pick Up Library Materials:

  • Place your holds in the Minuteman Catalog. You can also call us Monday-Thursday, 9 am-5 pm for assistance with placing holds.
  • When you receive the email telling you your item is ready for pickup, or see on your account, you can book your pick-up timeslot. You can also call 978-440-5530 to book.
  • Please park in the main parking lot, use the ramp and follow all directional signs.
  • Time slots are 1 hour long, which means if you choose 10 am, you can come anytime between 10 and 11 to pick up your items. We will be putting out up to 10 labeled bags each hour, so please make sure you pick up the correct bag!
  • If you miss your time slot, please call us at 978-440-5530 to reschedule.
  • At the end of the hour, we will bring in any remaining bags and put out the next hour’s bags.
  • We do not know when delivery between libraries will resume. Please feel free to place holds in the Minuteman system, but only holds for Sudbury items will be filled at this time. If there is something you need that’s only available at another library and you are willing to drive there, please contact that library. They may be able to accommodate you.

To Pick Up Children’s Summer Reading Material: 

  • Reserve your Summer Reading material and a pickup time HERE.  This includes Activity Kits, Craft Kits, Companion Packs, and Super Reader Bead Kits.  
  • Pick up Summer Reading material near the main library entrance (this has moved from the front circle!). These materials will be on shelves labeled Children’s Summer Reading Pickup, to the right of the shelves for other library materials. Please park in the back parking lot, use the ramp, wear a mask, and follow all directional signs.
  • Time slots are 1 hour long, which means if you choose 10 AM, you can come anytime between 10 and 11 AM to pick up your items. All bags will be labeled with your name. Please be sure to pick up the correct bag. 
  • If you miss your pick-up time, please call the Children’s Room at 978-440-5540 to reschedule.
To Pick Up Both:
  • Please also note that Holds Pick-up and Children’s Summer Reading Activity Kit Pickup are separate functions with separate calendars and separate pick-up shelves.
  • Both pickups are located near the main library doors.
  • If you make appointments in both calendars for the same timeslot, you can easily pick both items in one trip. We cannot, however, add an Activity Kit to your books or vice versa.
  • Our main book drop—the one in the wall to the left of the doors—is open and we encourage patrons to return any materials that they are finished using.

More updates for the month of June:

  • Thanks to your great generosity, we now have a huge supply of paper bags and no longer need more. Thank you!
  • Our main book drop—the one in the wall to the left of the doors—is open and we encourage patrons to return any materials that they are finished using.
  • We cannot accommodate book donations at this time.
  • We will continue to provide all of the great virtual programming for children, teens, and adults.
  • Due dates for most items currently checked out are extended through July 31, 2020

We thank you for your generosity and patience during these unprecedented times.

We look forward to restoring services as quickly as we can. For the latest service updates, please check our website or subscribe to one of our mailing lists.

The library staff will be available by phone (978-443-1035) or email ([email protected]). The library will be staffed Monday-Thursday, 9 am-5 pm, and we will try to answer all phone calls during those hours. If we miss your call, please leave a voicemail and we will respond as soon as possible. We are also monitoring voicemails when the library is not staffed.

If you want to skip the recorded message and reach a particular department, here are some direct numbers you can use:

  • Circulation: 978-440-5530
  • Reference: 978-440-5520
  • Children’s: 978-440-5540

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*You must have a library card and pin number to access certain services. If you are experiencing trouble with accessing any of our digital library services, please call the library at 978-440-5520 and we will be happy to assist you. If you do not have a library card please see “Get a temporary library card online,” above.

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