The City of Englewood announced Feb. 1 that its public library is now offering limited services, as it remains closed to the public while undergoing methamphetamine contamination remediation.
Library staff are available to answer questions by phone and email, facilitate curbside pickups of held items, place new hold requests, and complete updates and renewals to library card accounts, according to the city’s newsletter.
On weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., residents can call the library at (303) 762-2560 with questions they may have regarding library card accounts, placing new hold requests or other general inquiries, per the newsletter.
Curbside pickup of held materials will be available weekdays between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. near the south lobby on the first floor, on the parking-garage side of the building.
For curbside pickups, the city asked residents to call 303-762-2560 when they arrive and provide their name and library account number. A staff member will then check out the held items and meet the resident outside the doors.
If a resident does not have a cell phone, the city asked that they call ahead and schedule a specific pickup time with a staff member.
According to the newsletter, these limited services will be available until the library is able to fully reopen.
In a Feb. 3 email, Englewood Director of Public Works Victor Rachael said the remediation process began Jan. 30, and the current estimates for the remediation and additional testing are two to three weeks from the start date. The current cost estimate for just the remediation is $47,000.
“Our goal is to have the library and impacted areas of the Civic Center back open before the end of the month,” Rachael said. “Additional details will be provided as timelines become clearer through the process.”