We are preparing for re-opening, but we are doing so with caution and care.
Here is what you can expect from each of our re-opening phases. Each of these plans are subject to change due to local guidelines. We may even revert back to previous phases, if necessary.
During Stage One, the Library will be closed to the public either by executive order, by
motion of the Library Board, or by the Library Director pursuant to the Pandemic Policy, and only essential staff will be allowed to report on site.
The building is closed to all visitors. Remote services are available, including webchat, assistance via phone, and the contact forms on our website. All events are produced online. The book drop is closed in Stage One, but open in Stage Two, and due dates on all materials are extended for the duration of the building closure. Applications for temporary library cards are available online.
In Stage Two, non-essential staff are allowed to report back and prepare the library for physical services. Services remain the same as Stage One, and the building is still closed, but the book drop is now open.
Our outdoor book drop is open for returns and curbside service is resumed for physical library materials. Returned items are quarantined before being shelved with the rest of the collection. Remote assistance is still available online or by phone. Online library card applications are still accepted. All events are still produced online.
A temporary computer lab will open in our newly renovated Community Enrichment Room to allow for better social distancing. This lab will service patrons by appointment only to ensure the safety and cleanliness of our spaces. Appointments can be scheduled online or over the phone. Checkout for physical materials will be available through curbside pickup. Events will remain online only. Remote assistance will be available online or over the phone.
We expect to move to this stage within two weeks of our region moving to the MI Safe Start Plan‘s Stage 5.
The public will be allowed in the adult and youth sections of the library to select and checkout materials only. We encourage only one person from your party to enter and retrieve items. All public seating has been removed. Checkout for physical materials will be available through curbside pickup or the new self-check machines near the front desk. Staff will be able to verbally assist with self-checkout from a distance of six-feet away. Items can be returned in the outdoor or indoor drop box, but not at the front desk. Events will remain online only. The temporary computer lab will remain open by appointment only, and computer use in the main library is unavailable.
Regular hours and services resume, including in-person events, study tables, faxing, vending machines, proctoring, and walk-in computer use.
Stay tuned for further updates on future re-opening phases.