WENATCHEE – Mail order library service is returning to NCW Libraries branches in its five-county service area.
Starting Sept. 14, residents across Okanogan, Ferry, Grant, Chelan and Douglas counties will be able to check out any item from the system’s physical library collection and receive those items through curbside pickup or by mail.
In addition, branches in Chelan and Douglas counties will begin accepting returns at their book drops on Sept. 8.
Libraries in Grant, Okanogan and Ferry counties — all in Phase 2 or 3 of the state’s reopening plan — started offering curbside pickup earlier this month. The state Department of Health last week approved curbside library service in Chelan and Douglas counties, which are still in Phase 1.5.
Curbside pickup services will begin Sept. 14 at libraries in Bridgeport, Waterville, Chelan, Manson, Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Cashmere, Peshastin, Leavenworth and Entiat.
Mail order library services will resume Sept. 14. It allows library card holders the ability to reserve any item in the collection and receive it via mail at their home address, at no cost.