Express Libraries

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An Express Library is a site where you can go to pick up and drop off library materials only (there's no staff or collection on site).  They're located in the cities of Carver, Cologne, Mayer, and Victoria, see below for location, hours, and other specifics.  Each location is managed by a physical library location, so the one to contact for each Express Library is below.

To start using an Express Library all you have to do is place a request for an item in our catalog or via one of our libraries and choose one of them as a hold location.  Since you get an email when items are ready for pickup, you need to have an email address associated with your account.  You have 72 hours from the time they're delivered to retrieve your materials.  Carver Express deliveries are Monday and Thursday, everyone else delivers Tuesday and Friday.

Pay attention to your due date slip in the item- since we check things out before they're delivered your loan period is a bit shorter than usual (three weeks for most items, one week for DVDs).  Late items are charged overdue fees.  When you're done with them, materials can be returned to the Express Library book drop or any other library. 

Carver Express

carver express station

Address: SW Transit Carver Station, 1607 Hartwell Drive, Carver MN 55315 
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Phone: 952-448-3886 (Chaska Library)

Location: Inside the SW Transit Carver Station and is a place that patrons can pick up holds and return books in the book drop. Please note that Carver Station is closed on weekends and for holidays.  Deliveries and pickups are managed by the Chaska Library.

Hours: Monday-Friday: 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM

 

Cologne Express

Address: Cologne Community Center, 1211 Village Parkway, Cologne, MN 55322
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Phone: 952-442-4714 (Waconia Library)

Location: In the south entrance to the Cologne Community Center, just south of the intersection of US Highway 212 and Highway 284 and is a place that patrons can pick up holds and return books in the book drop.   Material deliveries and pickups are managed by the Waconia Library

Hours: Monday-Friday:  8 AM - 4:30 PM.  Visit the Cologne Community Center reception desk or their website to inquire about extended hours of access to the Express Library.

 

 Mayer Express

Mayer building

Address: Mayer City Hall/Community Center, 413 Blue Jay, Mayer, MN 55360
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Phone: 952-442-4714 (Waconia Library)

Location: In the city hall building near Old Schoolhouse Park and is a place that patrons can pick up holds and return books in the book drop. Material deliveries and pickups are managed by the Waconia Library.

Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

 Victoria Express

Address: Victoria Recreation Center, 8475 Kochia Lane, Victoria, MN 55386-9664
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Phone: 952-442-3050 (Victoria Library)

Location: In the Victoria Recreation Center at Diethelm Park and is a place that patrons can pick up holds and return books in the book drop. Material deliveries and pickups are managed by the Victoria Library.

Hours: The Express Library is open when the Victoria Recreation Center is open (hours vary seasonally).