Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the construction on the restrooms, the library will be operating under some special conditions. These are some of the modifications that you can expect to see:
Hours are subject to change, but as of right now, the library is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a senior hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to accommodate those that are most vulnerable to COVID-19.
The library is open 4 days a week from Tuesday through Friday and hopes to expand to Saturdays.
It is mandatory for all patrons to wear a mask and have their library card before entering the building. The library is not operating at full capacity and only a certain amount of people are allowed entrance at a time.
As patrons come through the front door, there is a return box in the lobby. All items being returned must be placed there or in the outside book drop located in the alley on the east side of the library. This will give library staff the chance to quarantine these items before cleaning and re-shelving them. All items are held for one week, which is the recommended time by both the CDC and ALA. The grace period has already been adjusted so that no one will have any overdue items or fines for those seven days.
Staff members are practicing enhanced cleaning throughout the day. At the Circulation desk, sneeze guards have been installed and guides have been placed on the floor using tape to help maintain social distancing. Additionally, there are two self-checkout stations to utilize.
All of the public computer stations have been relocated to maintain social distancing and improve the patrons’ experience using the computers. Many chairs have also been temporarily removed so that it is easier to stay 6 feet apart. Due to the limited amount of people permitted in the library, patrons will only be allowed to log in to the computer once per day for one hour only.
The Children’s Area is closed to the public while repairs are being made. Staff will retrieve materials upon request.
The library’s meeting rooms are not available and there will be no in person programs until the repairs are complete.
The library continues to offer a concierge service, Library on the Go, for library materials with delivery on the east side of the building. Call the library (622-7101) anytime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Use the new service window to easily pick up your materials contact free!
Thank you for your support and patience through this unprecedented time.