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Chattahoochee Valley Libraries to Re-Open 24-Hour Kiosk Libraries

Jul 20, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       

July 20, 2020     


CONTACT:           Tiffany Wilson, Community Engagement Coordinator




Chattahoochee Valley Libraries to Re-Open 24-Hour Kiosk Libraries


Most Kiosk services will be available starting Tuesday July 28, 2020


July 20, 2020—COLUMBUS, GA—In an effort to safely resume library services in the area, the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries (CVL) will be re-opening their 24-Hour Kiosk Libraries on Tuesday July 28, 2020 at 10am.


The two automated libraries are located at 1241 Double Churches Road in Columbus and 6600 Flat Rock Road in Midland.


Most services previously offered at the locations will be available, including:

Browsing a 340-item collection of popular books and DVDs for all ages.

Materials requested or placed on hold by patrons can be designated for pick-up at the locations.

Account management, including placing hold requests.


For public safety, patrons will not be able to return materials to the kiosks at this time.  Returns will be accepted at branch locations during operating hours and quarantined for 4 days prior to being recirculated.  Book drops remain closed.

The 24-Hour Libraries were opened in January 2019 as a cost-effective way to provide some library services in areas currently not served by a traditional public library branch. The first automated libraries in the State of Georgia and the Southeast, they have proved popular with customers who appreciate the convenience of getting free books and DVDs and picking up their requested materials near their home.


For questions regarding the resumption of the 24-Hour Libraries, please e-mail or call (706)243-2680 at the Columbus Public Library Circulation Desk during operating hours for assistance.


As always, the Library's digital collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, movies, and music is available 24/7 via the library website at