COVID-19 Service Update: Expanded Access Resumes


Posted on August 14, 2020

Starting August 17, limited access to the building will be allowed again, but with restrictions. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience these restrictions cause and appreciate everyone working with us to keep our community healthy!

Hours the same, services expand

The library is open Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM; Saturday, 9 AM to 1 PM.

Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 1 PM we provide curbside service only.

Monday – Friday, 1 PM to 6 PM, and Saturdays, the building is open by appointment.

Curbside Service Mornings

During the mornings, we will continue to offer our contactless curbside service. 

This is the best option for people who want to minimize their potential exposure to COVID-19 or are in one of the categories the CDC has identified as being at higher risk for severe illness from this virus.

Our staff will be inside the building and able to help via phone, email or Facebook Messenger. Items you request will be pulled for you and brought out the back door while you wait in your car.  Items can be returned in the drop box that is located to the left of the doors as you enter the building.

If you need help with copies, printing, or faxing during these hours, please enter the lobby and knock on our doors. Staff will determine how best we can help you while minimizing human-to-human contact.

Appointment Afternoons & Saturdays

During the afternoons and on Saturdays, the building will be open by appointment.

Appointments are necessary because only 10 people can be allowed in the building at one time and all people who enter must sign in, to allow for contact tracing by the Health Department. All sign-in sheets will be kept strictly confidential unless needed by the Health Department and shredded after 14 days.

Appointments are limited to one hour per patron per day.

Appointments can be made to use the computer or to browse and check out items.

If you think you may need extended help with copying or faxing, please consider making an appointment.

Appointments are taken up to one week in advance.

Browsing appointments are offered on the hour only.

Computer appointments are offered every 30 minutes from 1 PM to 5:30 PM.

During this time, drop-in visitors will be served, as space in the building allows. If you are coming to the library without an appointment, please be aware that you may be asked to wait at the door until people exit the building.

Safety Requirements & Restrictions

While in the library you must wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the building, for your use and convenience.

Returned items will continue to be quarantined and disinfected per national and state health guidelines and recommendations for public libraries. Currently, all returned items are quarantined for 7 days before being checked in and returned to circulation.

Fines & Fees

Fines for overdue items will continue to be waived until the library is able to resume normal operations and there are no requirements to quarantine returned items.

Fees for copying, printing, faxing and other library services will be charged.  The library accepts payments by cash or check.

Programs

No in-house library programming is allowed but we are continuing to offer a full calendar of monthly Programs on the Go.  Check out this month’s program calendar here or call the library for more information.

Questions?

Please call the library. We are here to help!