As of Monday, March 22, 2021, all library branches will return to Express Services.
Library patrons will be able to once again use their local branches, but with some modifications in place, including:
- Express services are focused on grab-and-go style activities, so daily visits are limited to 30 minutes;
- Each branch will have a capacity limit to support social distancing: 30 people for community branches and 60 people for regional branches;
- In keeping with the governor's mask mandate, customers over the age of 5 must wear masks while in FCPL branches;
- Library users may browse the shelves, use a computer, and pick up holds;
- The library will continue to offer virtual programs;
- Social distancing features will include plexiglas shields at customer service desks, social distancing floor stickers, every other public PC disabled, and some furniture removed from the public floor or moved to support six feet of distance between users;
- Branches cannot accept donations for the duration of the current COVID-19 health crisis;
- Returned library materials will continue to be quarantined for 24 hours; and
- Meeting rooms will continue to be unavailable as the spaces are housing furniture removed from the public floor as well as quarantined library materials.
Normal circulation procedures remain in place. This includes: items will be due after their normal circulation period, fines will be assessed, and holds will begin expiring again if not picked up.
Additionally, the popular curbside services will continue, even as express interior services begin, to provide an option for our residents who are not yet comfortable using library facilities.
Express services will be available at all locations Monday–Tuesday 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Wednesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., while curbside services will continue to be offered Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.