Items returned to the library are quarantined for 72 hours. After that time, they are handled by our staff using PPE. When you use the Takeout service, your hold items are delivered to you in a paper bag. You can then quarantine the items safely in your home for an additional level of comfort and protection. Treat the materials using the same precautions you would when buying/putting away groceries. Please do not microwave items as this can cause fires. Please do not treat the materials with cleansers as this can damage the items.