The Monroe County Library System is pleased to announce the re-opening of library branches to the public, by appointment, on Monday, September 14, 2020.
“After safely providing curbside service for three months, we are moving on to the next phase of our re-opening plan,” said Nancy Bellaire, Director of the Monroe County Library System.
Re-Opening By Appointment
Libraries will be open by appointment for patrons to browse open collections and use the computers
Appointments will be available in one hour increments. Contact your local branch to set up an appointment.
Walk-ins will be accommodated when possible, until facilities reach capacity. In keeping with recent guidelines and Executive Orders, branches will be operating at reduced capacity
Curbside service remains an option for those who prefer a touchless library experience
Computers will be self service, and available for one hour sessions
Due to on-going construction, the L.S. Navarre Branch of the Monroe County Library System will only be offering curbside service at this time. “I have been in frequent communication with the City throughout the pandemic and value our positive working relationship. We are working diligently to provide a balance between public service and public safety,” said Bellaire.
When Visiting Our Branches
Patrons will be asked to comply with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Orders and best practices as outlined by the CDC and local health officials. This includes:
Wearing face coverings
Maintaining social distance
Frequent hand washing
Keeping the Community Safe
Throughout the Monroe County Library System, enhanced safety protocols have been put in place to protect both patrons and staff. All library staff have received COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Training and will be wearing face coverings. Plexiglas shields have been installed at each of the 16 branches of the Monroe County Library System. Increased disinfecting schedules, particularly for high-touch surfaces, have been established.
All branches are now providing mobile printing, allowing patrons the opportunity to print from their personal devices.
At this time, no library branch is accepting donations of used books.
Library in Motion Senior Delivery Service continues to be postponed. We will keep you updated as information from governmental and health authorities becomes available. We appreciate the continued support and patience of our community during this time