New guidelines for Grand Island Public Library
Face masks to be required
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - After reopening its building on July 1, 2020, the Grand Island Public Library is announcing that effective Monday, July 20 all visitors are to maintain six-feet of separation from others and to wear masks coverings their mouth and nose. These COVID-19 measures had previously been requested but not required. All library staff members currently follow these measures.
Other operational changes include:
· A limited number of study tables in the adult services area of the library will be made available for individual study and research. Patrons should request use of these tables at the help desk.
· The limit of one-hour visit per day for checkout of library materials, computer use, and other posted services remains in effect at this time. However, patrons may request an extension of time for study and research purposes.
The library is open Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The first hour of operation each day will be reserved for senior citizens and patrons with health concerns. There will be no public use of the community meeting rooms, children’s discovery area, makerspace, study rooms, reading lounge spaces, and other designated areas. The library’s capacity limit remains at 70, not counting library staff.
The library encourages patrons to take advantage of convenient return of materials on the library’s north-side drive. Materials may also be reserved online and checked out at the north-side pickup window. Both services are available during all library hours. For more information on how to use these services, please call 308-385-5333.
Checkout of digital materials is also a convenient and popular way to use the library. Overdrive, Hoopla, RbDigital, TumbleBooks and other resources are available on the Digital Library page.
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