New Library Service Coming to Hallsville

Last year, DBRL staff attended a demonstration of hold lockers used by Mid-Continent Public Library at a Kansas City, MO community center.

Scanning your library card opens the locker holding your materials.

Later this summer, people in the Hallsville and northern Boone County area can pick up and return requested library materials at Ed’s Quik Stop as part of the new Library-To-Go service through the Daniel Boone Regional Library. 

Library-To-Go is a locked and secure system of multiple lockers in which patrons’ requests will be placed several times a week.  Patrons then use their library card to access the locker containing their reserved materials.  An outdoor drive-up book drop will also be installed at Ed’s Quik Stop for convenient library returns.

“Because of the large number of holds Hallsville and Holts Summit residents place, we wanted to find a way to make using the library more convenient for them,” said Melissa Carr, Daniel Boone Regional Library director. “The locker system has been used successfully in other parts of the country and it seemed to be a good solution for us in Mid-Missouri.”  The library plans to also set up Library-To-Go in Holts Summit once a location is selected. The bookmobile will continue to visit both towns two times a month, with its collection of books, music CDs and DVDs for check out.

After Library-To-Go is installed, patrons can continue picking up their reserve requests at the Columbia Public Library and at the bookmobile as well as at the lockers inside Ed’s Quik Stop.

The anticipated Hallsville installation date is in August, but people can get an advance preview during Heritage Days on June 19 when the library will have a demonstrator unit set up so people can see first hand how the new system works.

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