GRAND RAPIDS, MI (April 2, 2021) – The Grand Rapids Public Library is now offering two new ways to get library materials. GRPL Delivered is a home delivery service and GRPL Hold Lockers provide 24/7 access to picking up library holds. Both new services are available to all GRPL card holders and are funded by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation.
For patrons who have trouble getting to the library, GRPL Delivered service brings the library to them. GRPL staff selects an assortment of books or movies based on the patron’s interests and mails 3-5 items to their home. When a patron is done with them, they can return the items to any GRPL location or by USPS. Return postage is the patron’s responsibility. Items checked out through GRPL Delivered circulate for 5 weeks and can be renewed. To get started, patrons fill out a Book Bundle Form and select GRPL Delivered as their pick up location.
GRPL installed Hold Lockers at the Ottawa Hills Branch. Hold Lockers are a self-service locker system that allows patrons to check out items they have placed on hold in a convenient, contact free method. Patrons can select ‘Ottawa Hold Locker’ when then place their holds. To pick them up, they simply scan their library card and a locker opens with their material in it. Lockers are outside the library and accessible anytime. Hold Lockers are a part of the GRPL To Go service which includes curbside pick up, contactless printing, faxing, scanning and copying, and other contactless services.
To learn more, visit grpl.org or call 616-988-5400. The Grand Rapids Public Library inspires opportunity, connection, and innovation.