Browsing Services

Safety and Procedures

To ensure adequate spacing for social distancing, a limited number of patrons are permitted in the building at one time.

Exceptions may be made for parents with children or family members/members of the same household who require assistance. Staff may need to limit services to accommodate.

Please plan for a short stay and abide by these guidelines:

  • Patrons exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should not enter the building.

  • Face masks are required for entry and must cover nose, mouth, and chin. Acceptable face masks include a homemade cloth mask, gaiter, or other PPE as outlined by the CDC.

    • Mesh coverings, masks with cutouts, or holding a cloth over face are not acceptable.

  • Disposable masks may be provided when needed.

  • Hand sanitizer is available.

  • Service points are spaced and marked to allow social distancing. Patrons are asked to maintain a distance of 6 feet from other patrons both inside and outside the building.

  • Tables and chairs have been removed or barricades established to ensure social distancing and prevent loitering.

  • Public restrooms and drinking fountains are unavailable.

  • Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • No book donations accepted at this time.

We appreciate your patience as not all branches are open regular operating hours.

Books

Current Library Statements

Expanded Library Services

Contact your local branch as hours may vary.

Patrons can expect a quick, purposeful visit to the library. Visits are limited to 1-hour sessions.

Available services include:

  • Browsing stacks and collections

  • Public internet computer access (1-hour sessions)

  • Reference, including searching and requesting books and other items

  • Printing, copying, faxing

  • Self-checkout of requested books and materials

  • New and replacement library cards

 

For the safety of the community and staff, the following services are not available at this time:

  • Public restrooms, drinking fountains, and general seating

  • Indoor programs and gatherings, including meeting rooms

  • Children’s computers, board games, blocks and other manipulatives

  • History Room access, some resources may be available upon request

We continue to encourage patrons to call, e-mail, or use web chat for extensive reference

requests.

WiFi is available Tuesday through Saturday 7:00am to 8:00pm. Patrons can use benches or available outdoor seating for extended WiFi use.

Most volunteer opportunities are not available. Limited activities provided Friends of the Library resume with indoor and outdoor book sales. Other volunteer opportunities and activities must be planned, presented, and approved by the County Librarian or Deputy County

Librarian in advance. See details on literacy tutoring below.

Additional services will be phased in over time.