BATAVIA — The Richmond Memorial Library announced it reopened at 1 p.m. today with limited services.
The services it will offer right now, the library said this afternoon, are as follows:
• browsing and circulating the library collection;
• library account services (new cards, paying fines);
• placing holds on local materials only;
• reference services;
• faxing, photocopying;
• limited computer access; and
• virtual library programs.
The library is not yet open for:
• interlibrary loans or holds; and
• in-person library programs.
The library has returned to its normal hours of operation for these services: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“For the safety of library staff, any library patron who is over 2 years of age must cover their nose and mouth with an appropriate mask or cloth face covering in order to enter and remain inside of the library building,” the library said. “Library patrons who are unable to medically tolerate a face-covering may request exemption or accommodation by contacting the library director by telephone or email at (585) 343-9550 ext. 7 or firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Return most materials (books, movies, music, etc.) to the drive-up or walk-up book returns located outside of the library. Materials unsuited for book returns (board games, Playaway devices) may be returned inside of the library. Fines will be waived on items returned before June 22. All returned items will be held in quarantine and sanitized before being shelved or circulated. The library cannot accept donated materials until further notice.
The library’s 2020-21 budget was amended to require no tax levy increase. Therefore, the library budget vote previously scheduled for May 7 was canceled.
The library’s 2020 trustee election will be held June 9 via absentee ballot conducted in conjunction with the Batavia City School District’s budget vote and Board of Education election.
Richmond Memorial Library’s online resources remain available 24/7! Check out Hoopla and OverDrive for audiobooks, eBooks and more. Freegal offers free music downloads and unlimited streaming of thousands of songs through September. Borrow your favorite magazines for free with RB Digital.