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Walkthrough Services FAQ's

What are your hours?

Walkthrough Service Hours: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4:30 p.m.

Main Library: Open Wednesday through Saturday
Richmond Branch Library: Open Tuesday

(Curbside Pickup Service will be available Tuesday through Saturday at Main Library and Tuesday at Richmond Branch Library).

Do I have to wear a face mask to enter the library?

Wearing a face mask is required for staff and the public due to concerns about COVID-19 and the Delta variant.

Are there any limits on visits to the library?

Effective June 1, people are invited to visit the library as many times as they want per day, and for as long as they want.

What are you doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

The library staff is taking many protective measures. The public and staff are required to wear face masks. We encourage staff and visitors to use hand sanitizer upon entering the building and socially distance. Other measures include the installation of plexiglass at our service desks, thorough cleanings throughout the day, and disinfecting materials when they are returned. Also, some of our normal services or often-touched items will be unavailable (see question below). We are also offering a contactless Curbside Pickup Service.

What will be unavailable?

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the following will be unavailable to the public: sitting areas, newspapers, office supplies, water fountains and Teen Lounge (Makerspace and video games). We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

My items were due back before you closed. What are you doing about overdue fines?

We are waiving all overdue fines when late materials are returned, regardless of the amount or how late those items are. Repeated overdues may result in a loss of membership privileges.

Can I sit down to read?

Unfortunately, no. Our sitting area where people can read is unavailable.

Are the book drops open?

Yes, they will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We encourage people who are stopping by just to return their materials (books, DVDs, CDs and magazines) to place them in our book drop.

Will you be holding programs?

Yes, but they are primarily online. Registration is required for many of the programs. For the schedule, click here.

Can I use the microfilm?

Yes, use of the microfilm will be available by appointment. Please contact our archivist at (609) 345-2269.

When do you expect things to return to normal?

It’s impossible to predict. Changes in the COVID-19 statistics could positively or negatively affect the hours and services we’re able to offer. As the spring and summer have progressed, we have eased back on some of the restrictions instituted due to COVID-19 concerns.