Thursday, December 17, 2009

Closing, Closing, Closed! December 21-27

Okay, here it is:
All six locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be 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 will be suspended. No staff members will be 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 will be no staff to collect them. You will be responsible for theft, loss or damage to materials left outside the library. No Items Will Be 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 will be 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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