A new article from The Columbus Dispatch, “Reserving library materials online grows in reader popularity” includes a discussion and video about the popular drive-up window at the Westerville Public Library.
From the Article:
Checking out library books has become as easy as a few taps on a phone — an increasingly popular way to “visit” the library.
“I can search for any kind of reading materials, movies, anything that I need,” said Knowles, 34, whose children are 4 and 7 years old. The app, she said, “will let me know if it’s available now or when, and when it’s due back. And there’s no wrestling kids into and out of car seats and keeping track of them once inside. “It’s simple, convenient and quick,” she said, after dropping off an armful of books and movies with her 4-year-old son, Sawyer. “This has just made our experience so much better.”
Westerville’s reserves rose dramatically after it installed its drive-up window in 1998, library director Don Barlow said. Up to 7,000 cars use the window each month.
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