Paw Paw District Library


Frequently Asked Questions

When will the library reopen?
The library building will be closed to the public beginning November 18. Curbside is still available Monday through Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm. Please either reserve materials online or call Monday through Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm.


How do I use curbside service?
You can request items online or by calling the library at (269) 657-3800. When your item(s) are ready, we’ll call you to arrange a pick-up time. If you are not sure what you want, we’ll be happy to suggest something. You can also pick up tax forms or documents we have printed for you. Curbside service hours are Mondays through Saturdays 11am-3pm. Curbside pickup location will be indicated by orange cones beyond the book return on the north side of the building.


What should I do about the books I have checked out?
You can bring them back. We are happy to accept returns in our dropbox. There won’t be any fine because the library is fine-free.


Can I put donations in the drop box too?
No, sorry, we are not able to take donations at this time.


Can I get a document printed?
Yes, just email your document with a message that you would like it printed. We will call you to arrange a pick-up time.


  • What steps is the library taking to keep everyone safe?
    • • Returned materials are quarantined for one week before they are reshelved to ensure that there is no risk of infection. For this reason, the materials you’ve returned will show on your account as still checked out. But don’t worry, the quarantine period won’t limit the number of items you can check out and you won’t get fines.
    • • Frequently touched surfaces are cleaned and disinfected several times during the day.

    • • Plexiglas shields have been installed at the circulation desk and lines marked so that patrons can maintain distance while they wait to checkout.

    • • Staff and patrons will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing. The library will follow occupancy limits set by Executive Order 2020-114.

    • • Staff and vendors participate in health screening every day before they enter the library.




The Library Board has adopted a phased plan for the safe reopening of the library. For more information, see the Library’s COVID-19 Pandemic Policy and COVID-19 Pandemic Plan.


If you have questions about health and safety at the library, please call the director at (269) 657-3800.