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Holds Pick Up in Marion

January 15, 2024, By in Using the Library.

Is there an ImagineIF Library in Marion?

The Marion School offers ImagineIF holds pick up through a partnership between the school and ImagineIF Libraries. It’s not a full-service library branch, but it can make picking up holds more convenient for folks over in the west side of the county.

ImagineIF has a self-checkout machine in the breezeway by the main office at the school. So basically anytime the school is open, you can pick up any holds you’ve had sent there. The official hours in Marion are Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm. However if the school is closed for a holiday, holds pick up and book return will not be accessible.

Marion Pick Up FAQ

  • Q: Can I return library materials in Marion?
    A: Yes, you can return items in Marion, but they only get picked up once a week. If you prefer your items to be checked in and cleared from your account sooner, please return them to ImagineIF Kalispell, Bigfork or Columbia Falls.
  • Q: How do I place holds for pick up in Marion?
    A: When you place a hold, choose “ImagineIF Marion” in the Pickup Library dropdown menu.
  • Q: What are the hours?
    A: Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm, as long as the school is scheduled to be open.
  • Q: What is the address?
    A: 205 Gopher Lane, Marion MT 59925
  • Q: How do I know if the school is open?
    A: Check out their website or calendar or give them a call 406-854-2333
  • Q: How often do you deliver holds and pick up returns from Marion?
    A: Our courier delivers holds and picks up returns on Mondays. If you return a book at the Marion School, it won’t be checked in until it gets back to ImagineIF Kalispell the following Monday.
  • Q: How long will my hold be waiting for me to pick up?
    A: One week.
  • Q: Do I need my library card to pick up holds?
    A: Yes! You will need your library card or have the library card number with you. There’s no library staff to help if you don’t have your number, so it’s important to have that with you.
  • Q: Can I pick up holds if I have fines or overdue books?
    A: If you have $10 or more in fines, or items that are very overdue, the checkout machine will not let you check out books. You will have to go into ImagineIF Kalispell, Columbia Falls or Bigfork to pay your fines, or mail a check.
  • Q: Can I pick up someone else’s holds?
    A: You must have their library card number to pick up their holds. If you try to check out someone else’s holds on your card, the checkout machine will give you an error message. The hold must be picked up using the library card that placed the hold.

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