Reopening Plan

Library Reopening Update

We are happy to announce that we will reopen to the public on Monday, April 12 for limited hours and services. In the coming weeks and months, as our staff and more members of the community become vaccinated and COVID-19 cases decline, we expect to expand our open hours. We appreciate your support and understanding as we transition our services to prioritize the health of our staff and community. 

Masks are required in accordance with local public health orders (publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/masks). Disposable masks are available at the library.

Library open to the public
Mon, Tue, Thu 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Wed. 1:00 – 7:00 pm
Fri. 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Sat. 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Sun. Closed
Curbside pick-up hours
Mon, Tue, Thu 9:00 – 5:00 pm
Wed. 9:00 – 2:00 pm
Fri. 9:00 – 2:00 pm
Sat. 9:30 – 12:30 pm
Sun. Closed

What is available now?

  • Holds pick-up 
  • Areas open for browsing: Adult fiction, teen, DVD's, CD's, large print, video & board games, and new adult non-fiction
  • A selection of magazines and children’s materials are available for browsing in the center of the library
  • Computers, copying, faxing are available for drop-in use during open hours and by appointment during curbside hours 
  • Curbside pick-up service 
  • Librarian’s Choice book selection service
  • Staff can retrieve items from closed areas of the library
  • Virtual events/programs 
  • In-person pick-up of materials for virtual programs

Not available yet

  • Areas closed to browsing: children's, adult nonfiction, quiet reading room
  • Study/meeting room use
  • Tables & chairs
  • Test proctoring
  • Newspapers
  • Personal Archiving Lab
  • Volunteering
  • Used book donations & Friends of the Library used book sale

Safety Measures

The library is following public health recommendations for COVID-19 safety, including:

  • Masks, physical distancing, and occupancy limits
  • Improved air filtration including needlepoint bipolar ionization technology
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the library 
  • Disinfecting high contact surfaces and equipment periodically
  • Restrooms cleaned daily
  • Please maintain social distancing and avoid gathering with those from outside your household
  • Please limit your visits to 15 minutes or less