Library Guidelines

  • There is a limit of ten people allowed in the Library at any given time.

  • Patrons are required to wear masks at all times and use hand sanitizer upon arriving

  • Children aged three and under are not allowed in the building

  • Patrons must follow specific traffic flow patterns and practice social distancing

  • There is no access to the water cooler or coffee machine

  • Programming continues to be offered virtually

  • Curbside pickup and homebound delivery services continue for those who need them

  • All returns should be placed in the book/video drops, and all returned materials are quarantined for three full days before being checked in

  • Meeting Room Capacity is as follows: 25 for the Community Room and 6 for the Conference Room

 

The Library has installed glass shields at the Circulation Desk and wall-mounted hand sanitizers

at key service points throughout the building. Furniture has also been reconfigured to discourage

groups of people gathering. All staff members are wearing masks, and bathrooms and high-touch services are disinfected frequently.

 

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10am-5pm, and Saturday from 10am-3pm. 

Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickup for all patrons is still available Monday through Friday from 10am-5pm, and Saturday from 10am -3pm.  Please limit to one request of up to ten items per week.

 

Patrons can call the Library at 203-261-0134 or email a request to eplnews@eastonlibrary.org. Please provide your preferred method of contact, so we can reach you in a timely manner when your materials are ready. 

 

When the materials are ready, a staff member will notify the patron and assign a time slot for the pickup. Materials will be placed in paper bags, labeled by last name. The bags will be placed on a table in front of the Library. Only one person at a time should approach the table to pick up their materials. All patrons picking up curbside materials must wear a mask and must be asymptomatic, and also follow social distancing guidelines. In inclement weather, the materials will be left on the table in the Library's front lobby.

Patrons should return their items to the outside book drop. Please make sure there is only one person at the book drop at all times, and maintain a distance of six feet or more. Any fines accrued during this time will be forgiven, and the Library Board of Trustees has adopted a new policy to eliminate fines, on a trial basis, from now until December 31. The fines policy will be reassessed at that time. Patrons will still be responsible for the replacement cost of lost or damaged books. 

Please be aware that any materials you return will remain on your record for at least 3 days. This will allow us to quarantine the items for 72 hours before checking them in and reshelving them. Fines will not be incurred.

The Library to Go service is also available for homebound residents.

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203-261-0134

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691 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT 06612