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by Kyna Moser on 2020-04-29T11:44:00-07:00 | Comments

Medford, Oregon (April 29, 2020)—Jackson County Library Services (JCLS) will begin providing front door service on Friday, May 1 as part of a plan approved by the Jackson County Library District (JCLD) board to re-introduce library services in stages.

In mid-March, JCLS temporarily closed its 15 library branches in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but has continued to provide digital content; issue eCards; and provide virtual tech support, storytimes, and programs.

“I cannot think of a better way to cap off National Library Week than with the knowledge that we can begin to return to the work we all love,” said JCLS Director Kari May. “Our patrons miss us, and we miss them.”

Patrons will be notified when their holds become available, and can pick up their items from branches during scheduled front door service hours. Front door service will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons will be directed to wait in line at the library entrance, observing social distancing. Patrons will need to bring their ID in order to pick up their holds, and should plan to bring their own bags.

New holds can be placed beginning Friday, May 8. Materials currently checked out can be returned to the outside book drops at any branch location. JCLS and the Friends of Jackson County Library Services cannot accept book donations at this time.

Front door service schedule is available at

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