Coronavirus Information

At the Library​​

  • The library has reopened and you may notice that we have made some changes to protect the public and our staff. We have developed protocols and limitations regarding service with everyone's safety as the ultimate goal. Our hours of operation are:
    • Mondays-Thursdays: 11am to 7pm
    • Fridays: 11am to 4pm
    • Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
    • Sundays: Closed
       
  • The following rules are in effect at the library until further notice:​

    • All entry will be through the Swartley Street entrance by the book return and ramp.

    • Keyboard and mouse covers are provided to those wishing to use our public computers. They must be kept on the entire time you are using the computer. The number of available computers will be limited to ensure proper social distancing. Time limit restrictions may be enforced to ensure everyone has a chance to use the computers.
       

  • The following changes are in effect at the library until further notice:​

    • No toys are currently available at the children's area.

    • The cafe coffee machine will not be available for use.

Contactless Pick-up

We offer contactless pickup of books and other library materials. 
 

  • Pickup will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

  • How to return materials.

    • Please place ALL materials (with the exception of Children’s Book Bags; see below) in the big red returns bin by the Swartley St. entrance, or return to the Circulation Desk.

  • How to pick up materials.

    • When you receive a Hold Available email notification, please call or email HoldsRequest@northwaleslibrary.org to request an appointment.

    • For holds that are available, please allow a two business day processing period. After two days, you will receive a call or an email about scheduling an appointment.

    • The Swartley St. lobby will serve as a contact-less pick-up location. Inside there is a large table sectioned alphabetically. Find the bag labeled with your LAST name; your checkout slip is inside. Double check your items; if there’s a problem, please give us a call. Please check the slip to make sure it’s yours. Please take ONLY what belongs to you.

  • ALL of these guidelines are subject to change! Be kind to us and each other. Enjoy your books!
     

Coronavirus Information

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Even if you feel healthy it is important to take these precautions to protect portions of the population that are more at risk. The CDC recommends the following steps to protect yourself:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you have been in public or around anyone coughing or sneezing. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds (about the amount of times it takes you to sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice).

    • If soap and water aren't accessible, use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol. Cover all areas of your hand.

    • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with sick people. ​

  • Stay at home if you are sick.

  • When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth a tissue or cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow. Wash or sanitize your hands afterwards.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily (such as ​tables, doorknobs, light switches, phones, keyboards, sinks, and more)
     

For more information about the coronavirus, check out the following sources:

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