Helium Books: COVID-19

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

NOVEMBER 10, 2020


As has been the case for a little more than one month now, all libraries within the Milwaukee County Federated Library System (i.e. the libraries from which we source the books we deliver to you) are open. Though hours are limited at most, this means that book availability is essentially back to normal. However, books are being quarantined upon their return to libraries, which may slightly delay the availability of certain books. That said, we have not encountered many issues with delays.

As outlined in April, we are continuing to to promise the safe, clean transport of library books to your residence. Our system of contactless delivery and pickup provides the safest means of interaction and will continue to be employed. As an added layer of protection, Helium drivers have been and will continue to cleanse all outer book surfaces with a disinfecting wipe prior to delivery.

With libraries operating close to normal, it's important that we all do our part to ensure we, as a society, keep moving forward, not backwards, in fighting this pandemic. Please practice social distancing and mask wearing. Let's make sure we're safe and libraries can remain open!

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please email us at either ian@heliumbooks.com or jacob@heliumbooks.com.

Ian Buchanan & Jacob Carlson

Helium Co-Founders