An Update From the Director Regarding the Delivery of Library Materials

Online item requests are back! website

Dear Lee Memorial Library Patrons,

Thank you for your patience as State authorities work toward remedying the issues surrounding the delivery of books, media and other library materials throughout New Jersey.  I am pleased to tell you that, beginning Monday, February 26th, BCCLS has re-enabled the ability to request materials among its member libraries, in a limited capacity. Here’s how this will work:

  • All patrons in good standing will be able to request up to three (3) items beginning on Monday.  You can place these requests through your online BCCLS account, as you were doing prior to the holds suspension.   
  • If you have one or two items already on request, you will be able to add requests until you have three. As soon as a request is filled and you pick it up, you will able to add another request to take its place.
  • If you have more than three items already on hold, you will be able to start placing requests once you have fewer than three requests in total, including ones you’ve placed previously.
  • If you’d like to cancel any requests you no longer need, or no longer wish to prioritize, please see the short step-by-step video included at the end of this letter. 

BCCLS continues to work on the next steps towards our return to normal hold request procedures. I will update you with new information as I receive it.

One last thing: In an effort to keep as many items in circulation as possible, we are currently holding a number of items from other libraries on carts and behind the circulation desk. These items show up in the BCCLS catalog as being on our shelves. If you are looking for a specific item, but can’t locate it on a shelf, please ask the staff about it. It might have a temporary home in an unusual location, and we can locate it for you quickly and easily.

Once again, thank you for your continued support; it has not gone unnoticed. I hope to have even more promising updates for you soon.


Alessandra Nicodemo
Library Director