Warsaw library reopens on limited basis

DAILY NEWS FILE PHOTOThe Warsaw Public Library still has curbside pickup for those who prefer it. But patrons may now visit while following COVID-19 precautions.

WARSAW — The hours are limited and safety measures are in place, but Warsaw Public Library has reopened for area residents.

The library reopened this past Friday. Patrons are allowed inside and can browse the shelves.

But they’ll need to follow a number of changes and precautions aimed at protecting against COVID-19.

Patrons will enter the building using the Court Street entrance. They’ll and exit using the front doors on Main Street.

People will be limited to one 30-minute visit daily. There is no seating or meetings, and extended visits and play currently aren’t allowed.

Only materials within the library are available for takeout — there will be no “holds” from other libraries. All returns must be placed in the library’s book drop, and people are advised not to bring the materials inside with them.

Computer use is likewise limited to 30 minutes, while copy, scanning and fax services are available.

Masks are required for all patrons at least 2 years old. They must be worn at all times in the building, while covering the nose and mouth.

If a person’s medically unable to wear a mask, they’re asked to contact library officials for help. Curbside pickup is still available for those who don’t feel comfortable entering the library.

The library’s temporary hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays.

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