City of Jefferson Public Library
Open: Tues, Wed, & Thu 2pm-6pm & Sat 12pm-4pm.
Closed: Mon, Fri, & Sun.
Summer Reading Program 2020
Phase 2 Reopening Guidelines
These measures will help us to keep everyone in the Jefferson community safe and healthy. We are always watching for new guidance from health authorities, so these rules may be updated over time.
IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL, OR SHOWING ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE LIBRARY IN PERSON. If you have a cough, sore throat, fever, loss of taste/smell, or severe tiredness, help us keep the community safe by setting up Libby, Kanopy, and other services you can access from home over the phone. We can help!
Face coverings are required inside the building. We have some disposable masks to share, but we ask that you bring your own mask if you can. This is measure is required in order for us to open to the public. If for any reason you are not able to wear a face covering, we are happy to bring your check-outs to you while you wait outside or make an appointment to use a public computer during the morning before we open.
Time in the library is limited to one hour per day. This includes time for browsing in the stacks, using public computers, and checking things out at the desk.
Maintain six feet of distance between members of your household and others. We’ve marked the floor six feet apart at the circulation desk so you can see easily where to line up.
Avoid contact with high-touch surfaces as much as possible. While browsing in the stacks, try to avoid touching materials that you don’t intend to take with you.
Help children to keep safe. It can be tough to understand all these changes if you’re a kid! Please help us keep the community safe by bringing littles out of the library if they are having trouble following the rules.
Curbside Hold Pickup Instructions
If you’re still avoiding public spaces, or you can’t wear a face covering, you can still check out books, movies, audiobooks, and all the rest! We will be offering Curbside Hold pickup from 10am until we close Tuesday-Thursday, plus Saturday. Here’s how it works:
Place holds on your account for books, movies, audiobooks, or anything else we normally check out to you in person. You can do this the usual way on our online catalog or you can contact us directly. If the items you’ve requested are available for you in Jefferson, we will pull them from the shelves and prepare them for you to pick up. The CCRLS courier is not currently running, but we are working on it and will start moving materials between us soon!
Let us know when you’ve arrived at the library for pick up. You can call ahead (or simply knock on the door) and we will bring your checked-out items straight to you.
Keep your items as long as you like! The library will not be charging late fines until further notice. If you feel you’d like to return any items anyway, our 24/7 book drop (located in the City Hall parking lot) is open and accepting returns.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
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