Pflugerville Public Library announced it will discontinue its curbside services on Dec. 26 until further notice, following Travis County's entrance into Stage 5 of Austin Public Health's coronavirus risk scale Dec. 23. Under the Stage 5 guidelines, all individuals should avoid gatherings outside of the household and avoid dining or shopping except as essential. Businesses should also scale back only to contactless options, such as curbside or delivery service for restaurants.

Alongside its curbside services, the library's TexShare and Interlibrary Loans services have also been temporarily discontinued.

The library will continue to accept item returns from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, per the Dec. 23 city announcement. All returned materials will be quarantined for 14 days.

Library patrons will not be able to reserve new items online at this time. However, curbside care kits will continue to be available for access from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, per the release.

Items checked out on or after Dec. 1 will be extended until Jan. 15, when the library will reassess the current situation. Virtual programming and digital resources are continually available for public use, while program kits for virtual events will not be distributed during the temporary discontinuation.

For more information on Pflugerville Public Library's current status, click here or call 512-990-6375.