WE’RE OPEN: The Library building is open Mondays through Fridays, from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Also OPEN for Curbside pick-up. Appointments available Mondays through Fridays, 2 – 5 PM.
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The Library building is open with limited hours, and with curbside and virtual services continuing. Here are key details to help anyone planning a visit…

What are the Library’s open hours?

Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 1 PM., and closed on Saturdays and Sundays for now. With reduced staffing inside the Library, these hours ensure that regular sanitizing can be done on high-touch surfaces. Service then transitions to curbside, by appointment, from 2 to 5 PM.

What is currently available inside the Library?

All Library collections are open for browsing, with full check-out available. In addition, there are 5 time-limited public computers available for Internet and email access, as well as printing. Seating is limited. The second floor remains closed for now. All meeting rooms and study rooms are closed for now.

Are people wearing masks inside the Library?

Yes—everyone inside the Library is required to wear a mask or face covering, in accordance with current health orders and recommendations. Exceptions are for children under 2 and anyone for whom a mask would cause impairment to a current health condition.

Is there a limit on how many people can be inside the Library?

Yes—the Library is open at 50% of normal occupancy. Staff will greet visitors upon arrival and keep a tally on numbers. Waiting times are possible, and staff will guide and assist if there is a queue of people. While there are no time limits, we recommend visits of 45 minutes or less.

Will the Library continue offering curbside service?

Yes—health agencies, including the CDC, strongly encourage libraries to continue curbside as a service option. It has been very popular locally. Curbside appointments are available Mondays through Fridays between 2 and 5 PM. These hours also keep more parking available for visitors during peak summer hours. Click here for full details about curbside “to-go ordering”.

Is Library Wi-Fi available?

Yes—it’s available 24/7. With limited seating, we encourage patrons to continue using Wi-Fi outside, whether in a socially-distanced spot or inside vehicles. Downtown Wi-Fi spans the Library parking lot and all of Bond Park.

I have items to return. Are due dates still suspended?

Due dates have resumed, while the Library remains fine-free. Items checked out last spring have been assigned a due date of August 1. During open hours, you may return items in the Library lobby. The drive-through bookdrop in front of the Library is open 24/7—for easy no-touch returns.

What about programs and storytimes?

Library programs will continue in their online virtual format for now, including weekly preschool storytimes. Visit the Library homepage for listings under “Live Streaming Programs“.

Are the Library restrooms open?

Yes—however, due to the limited occupancy, restrooms are primarily for those browsing Library collections or using computers.

Visit the Library website for the latest updates on hours and services.