Library Reopening: A Message from Director Michael Limer

Although it is still limited, we are glad to announce the next step in our reopening. Starting today, we will be allowing a limited number of people in our buildings. Specifics will vary depending on each branch, and will be posted there.

We have been utilizing information from state and local officials to plot a course on how to serve you while also providing a safe environment for the public and our staff. We regret that there are still restrictions, and look forward to getting back to normal when we can. Briefly, here are a few important points regarding this stage:

  • Staff are wearing masks and we encourage our users to do so as well. Our understanding is that masks protect others and we do serve people at high risk.
  • We have disposable masks available for the public’s use at each location.
  • We consider 9-11 a.m. M-F as times for those with high-risk factors to visit our locations. 
  • If you are uncomfortable with entering the building, we are still available to provide curbside/window service.
  • The public will have limited access in the buildings. Unfortunately, we cannot have people in the stacks browsing material at this time.
  • Some public PCs are available with 15-minute time limits.
  • We can fax material but are not providing notary service at this time.

As we and the world learns more about the virus, we will hopefully be able to make accommodations and figure out better and more ways to serve you. Like a lot of places, COVID has altered how a library can meet its goals. But, we are committed to taking the best information available and working to providing you with services you deserve. Until we can safely get back to regular procedures, we sincerely appreciate your patience and flexibility.