LIBRARY POLICIES RELATED TO COVID-19
Library Reopening Policy (approved by the Library Board of Trustees on May 18, 2020)
Library COVID-19 Response & Preparedness Plan (approved by the Library Board of Trustees on June 8, 2020)
CURRENT PHASE: SELF-SERVE GRAB & GO SERVICES
Grab & Go Details and Guidelines
All patrons entering the building must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth. In addition, patrons must maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance between other patrons and library staff, practice good hand hygiene, and adhere to all posted guidance in order to keep the library safe for all. Face masks will be provided to anyone in need of a mask. The Library has also increased cleaning protocols. We ask that patrons who are sick do not enter the facility.
Patrons are asked to visit the Library quickly and efficiently by limiting visits to 30 minutes or less to find and check out materials and get assistance. There will be no public access to certain areas of our building, including study rooms and the Children’s play area. The majority of lounge furniture and seating has also been removed.
We will be operating under capacity limits of 30% of the total occupancy established by the local Fire Marshall and all others must wait outside the Library. We ask that patrons come to the Library with the least number of people possible.
There will be limited self-serve access to computers by appointment only, with a 30 minute time limit on computer sessions. Only 1 computer session per day will be permitted. Hands-on assistance is not available at this time. Please call the Library to make an appointment. The copy machine and scanner will be available for self-service only. Librarians are able to print emailed documents to be picked up at the Front Desk or via curbside.
Returns will only be accepted in the outdoor book returns and all items continue to be quarantined for 96 hours upon return based on CDC guidelines. Please allow 4 days for items to be removed from your account. We are NOT accepting donations at this time.
Contactless Service Continues
We will continue to offer a variety of contactless library services throughout the coming months, including curbside pickup of library materials, increased access to digital services, expanded mobile hotspot program and virtual programming. We encourage patrons to continue to use these services.