The library is closed until further notice.
Staff are available via chat and email, and will check voicemail Monday-Friday 9-5.
Monday, May 25, 2020: Memorial Day - LIBRARY CLOSED - No chat, email, or phone service available.

About Us

DRAFT Phased Reopening Plan


Phase I: Pause is lifted, and limited staff are allowed to report to work.

  • Access to Building and Collections: Closed to public. Most staff continue to work from home. Limited staff report, masks and social distancing required.
    • Operations: for cleaning and maintenance
    • Admin: for essential activities
    • Circ and Tech: for check-in, materials handling, and processing
    • Librarians allowed in building by appointment to retrieve program materials
  • Materials Handling: Circulation staff will check in library materials that have been sequestered or treated according to the best available information. Drops have remained open during our closure, and emptied daily, so materials have already been sequestered. New materials that are returned will be sequestered and/or treated according to the best available information. Items that can be, will be checked in, and prepared for shelving or shipping, according to agreed-upon understanding with SALS/MVLS libraries.
  • Checkouts: Virtual only
  • Programs and Meetings: Virtual only
  • Outreach: None / Virtual only
  • Materials Processing and Ordering: Once returned items have been checked in shelved / shipped, new materials that arrived during the closure will be processed. Ordering will continue to emphasize digital materials over physical materials.

Phase II: Resumption of Circulation of Physical Materials

  • Access to Building and Collections: Closed to public. Most staff continue to work from home. Limited staff report, masks and social distancing required. Hours limited.
    • Operations: for cleaning and maintenance
    • Admin: for essential activities
    • Circ and Tech: for check-in and check-out, materials handling and processing
    • Librarians allowed in building by appointment to retrieve program materials
  • :Materials Handling: Circulation staff will check in library materials that have been sequestered or treated according to the best available information. Items that can be, will be checked in, and shelved or shipped, according to agreed-upon understanding with SALS/MVLS libraries.
  • Checkouts: Contactless curbside pickup by appointment and or mail.
  • Programs and meetings:Virtual Only
  • Outreach: Limited contactless delivery
  • Materials Processing and Ordering: Ordering will continue to emphasize digital materials over physical materials.

Phase III: Public Allowed in Building by Appointment

  • Access to Building and Collections: Limited staff report. Entrance of public allowed by appointment to retrieve holds. Collections closed to public. Ground floor and second floor closed to public. Masks and social distancing required. Hours limited.
  • Materials Handling: Circulation staff will check in library materials that have been sequestered or treated according to the best available information. Items that can be, will be checked in, and shelved or shipped, according to agreed-upon understanding with SALS/MVLS libraries.
  • Checkouts: In person.
  • Programs and Meetings: Virtual Only
  • Outreach: Limited contactless delivery
  • Materials Processing and Ordering: Ordering will be based on patron need and demand.

Phase IV: Metered Public Access to Building, No Lingering

  • Access to Building and Collections: Limited staff report. Limited number of patrons allowed in building. Collections open with one-way aisles. Meeting rooms Treehouse Room, Teen Room, Saratoga Room closed to public. No tables, chairs, or computers. Masks and social distancing required. Hours limited
  • Materials Handling: Circulation staff will check in library materials that have been sequestered or treated according to the best available information. Items that can be, will be checked in, and shelved or shipped, according to agreed-upon understanding with SALS/MVLS libraries.
  • Checkouts: In person.
  • Programs and Meetings: Virtual Only
  • Outreach: Limited contactless delivery
  • Materials Processing and Ordering: Ordering will be based on patron need and demand.

Phase V: Metered Public Access to Building

  • Access to Building and Collections: Limited staff report. Limited number of people allowed in building. Collections open with one-way aisles. Meeting rooms Treehouse Room, Teen Room, Saratoga Room closed to public. Limited tables, chairs, computers. Masks and social distancing required. Hours limited.
  • Materials Handling: Circulation staff will check in library materials that have been sequestered or treated according to the best available information. Items that can be, will be checked in, and shelved or shipped, according to agreed-upon understanding with SALS/MVLS libraries.
  • Checkouts: In person.
  • Programs and Meetings: Virtual Only
  • Outreach: Limited contactless delivery
  • Materials Processing and Ordering: Ordering will be based on patron need and demand.

Phase VI: Unmetered Public Access to Building

  • Access to Building and Collections: Staff report. Public allowed in building. Collections open with one-way aisles. Meeting rooms Treehouse Room, Teen Room, Saratoga Room closed to public. Limited tables, chairs, computers. Masks and social distancing required. Hours limited.
  • Materials Handling: Circulation staff will check in library materials that have been sequestered or treated according to the best available information. Items that can be, will be checked in, and shelved or shipped, according to agreed-upon understanding with SALS/MVLS libraries.
  • Checkouts: In person.
  • Programs and Meetings: Virtual Only
  • Outreach: Limited contactless delivery
  • Materials Processing and Ordering: Ordering will be based on patron need and demand.

Phase VII: Limited Programs and Meetings

  • Access to Building and Collections: Staff report. Staff who can work from home continue to do so. Public allowed in building. Collections open with one-way aisles. Treehouse Room and Teen Room, closed to public. Limited tables, chairs, computers. Masks and social distancing required. Hours based on patron need and demand.
  • Materials Handling: Circulation staff will check in library materials that have been sequestered or treated according to the best available information. Items that can be, will be checked in, and shelved or shipped, according to agreed-upon understanding with SALS/MVLS libraries.
  • Checkouts: In person.
  • Programs and Meetings: Programs and meetings limited in size tallow for social distancing.
  • Outreach: Limited contactless delivery
  • Materials Processing and Ordering: Ordering will be based on patron need and demand.

Phase VIII: Full Opening and Operation

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