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COVID-19 Response

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.

Stage One

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.

Stage Two

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.

Stage Three

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.

Chromebooks are available for 2 hour checkouts.  Call 734-287-4840 for more information and to place a reservation.

Stage Four

Chromebook & hotspot checkouts are available and can be reserved via chat or over the phone at 734-287-4840. Chromebook & hotspot returns must be made at the front desk during regular business hours. Masks must be worn covering your mouth and nose at all times. Checkout for physical materials is available through curbside pickup. Remote assistance is available online, over the phone, or via chat during regular business hours. Returns (other than computers & hotspots) should be made in the dropbox near the south entrance. Events are online only.

Stage Five

Current stage as of 3/15/2021

The public will be allowed in the adult and youth sections of the library for up to 30 minutes to select and checkout materials. Masks must be worn covering your mouth and nose at all times. We encourage only one person from your party to enter and retrieve items. All public seating has been removed.

Checkout for physical materials are still available through curbside pickup. You may also use the new self-check machines or the library’s app to checkout. Staff will be able to verbally assist with self-checkout from a distance of six-feet away. Items must be returned in the outdoor drop box only so they may be properly quarantined. Events will remain online only. Computer use in the main library is unavailable, but Chromebooks and hotspots continue to be available for checkout. (See Stage 4 above for Chromebook information.)

Stage Six

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.