Reopening Plan

The library staff understands how important access to your public library is. And we’re excited to be moving toward seeing everyone in-person again on a regular basis!

To ensure the safety of our staff and community as we move closer to resuming normal operation, we have a three-phased plan for our reopening. Sign up for our emails to receive reopening updates.

1

PHASE 1
(began June 15)

• The library remains closed to the public, but library staff return to work in the building on a limited schedule. 
• Returns are accepted via the outside book drop. All items will have a 96-hour quarantine before they are handled for check-in.
• The library continues to host virtual programs.

2

PHASE 2
(began November 28)

• The library is closed to the public, including computer and passport services.
• Phone and virtual services will continue during normal operating hours.
Outside material pickup continues.
• Borrowers are responsible for item due dates.
• The library continues to host virtual programs.

3

PHASE 3
(began February 10)

• The library opens on a limited basis to the public for material lending. Computer use and passport applications by appointment only.
• New health and safety policies for patrons are instituted and include mandatory face masks and physical distancing, and special hours for at-risk patrons.
• The library continues virtual programs with additional in-person programs when in compliance with health official recommendations.

The library is open for limited in-person services.

We're back open for limited in-person services! Computer use and passport services require appointments: 201-488-7185.

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