EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Four branches of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library reopened to the public on Monday.
Local libraries have been closed, except for “contactless pick-up,” for the past couple of months.
EVPL officials say the McCollough, North Park, Oaklyn and Red Bank branches will open on Monday, July 6.
These locations will be joined by a computer lab placed in the Browning Rooms of EVPL Central.
These branches will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visitors can expect a number of health and safety restrictions.
“I think it’s awesome it’s about time we got to come back because I understand, you know, with everything going on you know a lot of people do not want to, they’re concerned about the book cleaning and everything like that,” Donald Tader said.
Here’s a list of the new COVID-19 guidelines that guests need to follow:
- All library users are encouraged to wear a face cover. Masks will be available for library users.
- Library users experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms are asked to not enter EVPL premises.
- Social distancing should be maintained.
- All printing must be picked up at the service desk.
- Toys, games, and puzzles will not be available.
- Multi-use print publications, including newspapers and magazines, will not be available at this time.
- Water fountains have been disabled. However, bottle-filling stations are being installed at all EVPL locations.
- Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available, and buildings will be routinely cleaned by EVPL staff.
- Materials must be returned to exterior drop boxes and will be quarantined for 72 hours before proper cleaning.
EVPL will also continue its contact-less curbside pickup service at all eight locations.
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