COVID-19 UPDATE

8/1/2020 Update

As much as we would love to be able to just open the library doors and pick up as if nothing has changed, it’s not quite that simple. A lot of work has to happen before we can open our doors back up, but we have been diligently working to not only welcome you back but to meet the new standards associated with safety and sanitation.

We are currently offering limited in-person browsing of library materials, computer use, copy and faxing services, and Interlibrary Loan.

The health and safety of library users and staff are of paramount importance. We are following guidelines and recommendations from a variety of trusted sources, including the Center for Disease Control and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries as they make decisions regarding reopening procedures. In order to do this, the following procedures will apply to all patrons entering the library.

  • Wearing a mask in the library is required. Curbside pickup is available for those who are unable or do not wish to wear a mask.

  • All library materials, including books, DVDs, Interlibrary Loan, audiobooks, and music CDs are to be returned in the outside book drop, prior to entering the library.

  • Do not bring in items you wish to renew, just let us know at the circulation desk when you are checking out or call the library to renew.

  • Keep a 6-feet distance between others.

  • The occupancy limit of the library will be limited to 15 people.

  • Computer usage will be limited to 30 minutes per day, per patron. A driver's license is required to use a computer. Computer usage ends 30 minutes prior to closing.

  • Anyone who is feeling ill should stay home and not visit the library until the required monitoring time has passed.

All other in-person library services remain suspended, including the use of meeting rooms. We ask for your continued understanding and patience as more services are gradually phased back in.
 

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