Good news for those of us running out of content to consume during COVID-19: You can check out books from the Multnomah County Library again, only without actually going into the library.

The library started offering curbside pickup for reserved items back in June. But the service was paused for almost a month due to the statewide COVID-19 freeze.

Now, holds pickup has resumed at all locations. Library members can place items on hold online or over the phone, schedule an appointment for pickup when the titles are ready, and then pick them up at a social distance station at the nearest branch.

Library branches are still closed for all other services. Digital services have remained up and running, though, with an increased cap on the number of movies that can be checked out per month on the streaming service Kanopy and regular Facebook live storybook readings.