Our library branches are open with limited hours of operation, so we can properly sanitize the public spaces before and after public use. Libraries will follow Phase II guidelines and will limit indoor space to 10 individuals inside the library at a given time. All patrons visiting the library branches are required under Executive Order No. 147 to wear face mask or cloth face covering. Curbside service is still encouraged and will continue at all library branches. The Outreach Van is delivering books, so please email Bookmobile & Outreach Librarian Jamie McCabe or give him a call at 682-4476 if you would like to receive books.
Our libraries have limited hours of operation and these hours are subject to change depending on staff availability and/or changes made at a county/town level due to COVID-19 community spread.
Libraries are open to the public Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm & on Saturdays, 10am-12pm
Our public libraries do not look the same as they did prior to COVID-19. Public library spaces have been adapted so that our staff and the public can social distance within the library. Armchairs, couches, and all other upholstered furniture is NOT available for public use. All library reference desks have counter guards and all floors are taped to guide you to social distance while in line at the reference desk. Computer labs will be available to the public on June 15, but some stations are removed to allow space between users. Stacks are available to peruse, but toys, games, children’s computers, and children’s cloth covered seating areas have been removed or blocked off from public use. Other library spaces and/or equipment or resources, specific to the library, may be unavailable.
Your public library branch may have specific guidelines for using their space that are particular to that library’s size and/or staff availability, so we ask you to please adhere to our procedures and policies within the specific library. Read signs and follow social distancing guidelines.
What we will do for you:
We implement good hygiene practices and infection control measures, following OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, such as:
- promote frequent and thorough hand washing
- provide at least 60% alcohol based hand sanitizer to staff and the public
- create environments that promote social distancing
- follow good respiratory etiquette, so we cover all coughs and sneezes
- wear cloth face coverings when working with the public
- routinely disinfect and sanitize all surfaces and equipment
- quarantine and sanitize all returned library materials
- staff will stay home when sick
What you can do for us and for other members of the public:
- stay home if you are sick
- wear a cloth face covering
- wait 6 feet apart (avoid close contact)
- wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
We are not charging fines, nor exchanging money during this reopening phase. This means if you are printing, we are NOT charging.
We are quarantining returned materials for 72 hours before checking them in, and during that time your online account will still say that you have them. This will not result in any fines.
All libraries, including the Regional Office, are unable to receive book donations at this time. We will update you when we are able to accept book donations.
The AMY Regional Library Bookmobile is not running during this phased reopening, but we have plans for the near future.
We are excited to see you soon.
Information on Curbside Service
Information regarding face covering requirements