The library begins Phase 2 of the reopening process on June 1. People visiting the library are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask. The library will operate with regular service hours. These are the services which are unavailable or restricted services in Phase 2:
Due to the difficulty involved in keeping small toys disinfected, all toys in the children area will be placed in storage indefinitely. The Clevertouch in the children’s area will also be unavailable.
Every other public computer will be unavailable to encourage social distancing. The chairs for the unavailable computers will be placed in storage.
Software has been installed which will allow staff to assist patrons on the public computers remotely—from behind the service desk. Staff will not be allowed to stand within 6’ of patrons to assist them on a public computer. While remote assistance is not ideal, and does present some issues, it provides the only safe option for patrons and staff.
Library study rooms will be available, but limited to two people.
There will be no limits to the number of people who can sit in the booths.
Passport or notary services will be unavailable indefinitely.
The library will not offer any in-person, live programming or public meeting room reservations until after July 31.
The Xbox gaming consoles will be unavailable indefinitely.
The library’s self-check systems will be available, but staff will not be permitted to stand within 6’ of a patron to assist them with self-check.
In larger branches with multiple sinks in their public restrooms, every other sink will be unavailable. This measure will promote more social distancing in the public restrooms.