The Pickens County Library is closed for the next 10-12 months during renovations.
The Pickens County Library in Jasper, located at 100 Library Lane, has closed to the public to prepare for upcoming renovations and expansions of its facilities through 2021. While the library is closed, a temporary, limited-service library location called “Pickens Grab & Go” is now available inside the Mountain Education Charter High School building, located at 339 West Church Street. The Grab & Go location is open Sundays from 2 p.m.- 6 p.m., Mondays thru Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.- 8 p.m., and Fridays thru Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The library has launched a webpage at www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/pcl-project detailing the construction project with answers to common questions. Visitors can check the page frequently for updates about the renovations and expansions, as well as the most up-to-date service hours of the Pickens Grab & Go temporary service location.
At the Grab & Go location, library patrons can check out and return materials, place and pick up library holds, request interlibrary loans, pay fines, and browse a selection of items from the library’s collection. Express computer stations are also available for users to access Wi-Fi, print, and make copies. Free Wi-Fi is also available in the parking lot of the Pickens County Library building until construction begins.
From now through the end of July, items returned to the library will not have overdue fines as part of the library’s fine-free summer promotion. Materials that have been checked out from the Pickens County Library have an extended due date of June 28. Pickens library patrons are encouraged to return their borrowed items at the Pickens Grab & Go location, or to any neighboring locations of the Sequoyah Regional Library System in Cherokee and Gilmer Counties. Pickens County residents may continue to contact the library by phone, online, or via social media to receive assistance and information about services and programming. Residents may visit www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/srp to access up-to-date information about the library’s Summer Reading Program.