Doors Are Open to the Public With New Procedures

The library has re-opened our doors to the public as of Monday, June 1st. There are new rules in place to follow in order to use the library.

1. No matter how much you missed your librarian, do not hug your librarian.

2. The hours from 10-11 a.m. are set aside for senior citizens and vulnerable patrons only.

3. You may still opt to continue using the curbside pick up if necessary.

4. The maximum occupancy for the building is 15 people. 

5. Please limit visits to no more than 45 minutes per day.

5. There will be a limit of one computer session per day, up to a maximum of 45 minutes.

6. Please be respectful of others and wear a facemask if you do not have a medical issue with wearing one.

7. Responsible adults must accompany children under the age of 12 years.

8. Social distancing must be practiced at all times.

Statewide delivery will not resume until 85% of the libraries are operating again. Until then, Mt. Sterling Public Library and Carnegie Public Library of Washington Court House have agreed to share resources on a regular basis. This agreement doubles the size of items available for reserve. Patrons may reserve items through the catalog, which either library owns. Also, the staff will take phone requests and search availability at both locations. Call us at 740-869-2430 or go to your account on the catalog of the website.

It is our hope that the statewide delivery will resume by July. Once it resumes, patrons may start to borrow from all 241 libraries in our consortia.

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