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Your Library & COVID-19 Current Open Hours & Procedures

In order to provide the best service and safest environment for both our patrons and our staff, we've had to make some changes to our Library locations and procedures.

Last Updated: November 3, 2021

Current Procedures For the health & safety of our patrons & staff

Entering your branch Library

Each of our branches is different, but we all have new procedures in place to keep us and our patrons safe.

  • A mask must be worn at all times while visiting the library.
    • Your mask must cover your nose and mouth.
    • A face shield is not considered an acceptable alternative to wearing a mask.
    • Many outdoor services, such as curbside pickup, are available as an alternative to entering library locations. Check with your local library branch for details!
  • Please be mindful of other patrons and staff, and be respectful of personal space.
  • If you have any questions or require assistance, just ask! Remember our staff are here to help.


Health & Safety

  • High-touch surfaces, such as outside pick-up tables and bookdrops, are regularly sanitized.
  • Library staff are washing hands frequently and wearing masks while working.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for patrons, and frequent use is highly encouraged.


Outside Pickup

  • Outside pickup of materials is available outside each branch location. Patrons can call ahead to make an appointment for pickup, or call/ring the doorbell upon arrival (branch phone numbers will be displayed outside).
  • This service is offered for holds pickup, as well as for any patron who doesn't wish to browse inside our branches.
    • Patrons who do not wish to browse may request materials of a certain type (e.g. Westerns, large print, new fiction, etc.). Staff can then retrieve requested materials, checkout, and bring them outside the branch for pickup.
  • Patrons are encouraged to put items on hold online, or to call or email branch staff.


Public Computers

  • Patrons are highly encouraged to sanitize mice, keyboards, and desk area before using public computers. Alcohol wipes and/or sanitizer will be available near public computers, for public use.
  • Free WiFi access is available outside all Library locations.
  • iPads are available for patrons to borrow and use, indoors and outdoors, only within the vicinity of the Library's WiFi.


Technology Training

  • Patrons receiving technology training from library staff will be required to provide Proof of full COVID Vaccination. This applies to one-on-one and group training.


Borrow By Mail


Online/Virtual Services

Our digital collections & Virtual Library Services are always available to Library users-- visit your Library from home!