Monday, December 21, 2009

Closed December 21-27

All six locations of the Des Moines Public Library are closed from Monday, December 21 through Sunday December 27. This closure reflects three days of unpaid furlough for all library employees and is part of the citywide budget reduction. This means that all Library Services are suspended. No staff members are working to maintain and troubleshoot problems on the website, or to provide assistance from the many phone numbers, e-mails, and other informational points listed on the website.

The following services will not be available December 21 - December 27:
:: Online Calendar
:: 24 Hour Automated Telephone Notification System
:: Online Databases
:: Digital Downloads
:: Book returns will be CLOSED

Please do not leave books and materials outside the library locations during the closure as there are no staff to collect them. You will be responsible for theft, loss or damage to materials left outside the library. No Items Are Due While We Are Closed, and No Fines Will Accrue.
:: No access to the online catalog. You will not be able to search the catalog, place holds on materials, or check your library account. No staff members are working to maintain the systems, or to process the thousands of books and materials that our customers normally place on hold each day.

We'll be back December 28th!

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