Starting August 3rd, the Library is expanding its hours to be open for browsing, checkout, computer use, and reference services from 10-6 Monday through Thursday and 10-4 Friday and Saturday. Curbside pickup of materials will continue to be available during those hours.
- The building is open to browse and checkout materials. Please keep visits to 30 minutes or less.
- Public computer access is available on a limited basis. Stop at the concierge desk to be assigned a station. To allow for distancing, assistance with technology will be limited with an option to screen share with library staff.
- Items can be requested to be held for pick up. Request items through the catalog, using the Library2Go form at http://www.burlington.lib.ia.us, or calling the library at 319-753-1647. Once the materials have been pulled and processed, you will receive notification by your preferred method (text, email or phone) to pickup your materials. You can come in the library to get the items or ask for curbside pickup
- Curbside Library material checkout runs the same hours as in-building services. Call the library when you arrive and we will bring your items out to you. If you don’t have a cell phone, call before you leave home and give us an estimated time of arrival.
- Printing is available by using a public computer, downloading the Princh app (Printer ID: 101799), or emailing print requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prints can be brought out curbside or picked up at the Help Desk.
- Classes and events are virtual. Summer reading participants will be contacted for prize pick up in August. You can find the library’s calendar of events on the website or keep up with programs on Facebook.
- Other services include copying, faxing, scanning, interlibrary loan, materials requests, and opening new library accounts.
- For returns, please use the drive-thru drop box which is available off Main Street. Using the outside drop box allows us to safely keep all returned materials in one place to be held for at least 72 hours before making them available for checkout again. No fines will accumulate and users can continue to make new requests and checkouts during that time.
- While the library opened for in-building checkout on July 1, notifications for overdue materials didn’t resume until July 30th. If you have questions or concerns about your fees, we encourage you to connect with us at email@example.com or call during business hours.
- Interlibrary borrowing is available. Several libraries around the state are still not open, but staff members will continue to process requests, when possible.
- The Friends of the Library are accepting donations. Materials may be dropped off in boxes or bags near the Friends Footnote Shop in the library lobby. Larger donations can be accepted by appointment by calling the library.
- The Footnotes shop is open 10-4 Monday through Saturday.
- The Digital Library never closes. Stream music, movies, television series, and more on Kanopy and Hoopla for free with your library card. Download ebooks and audio books with Libby and Freading. Check your stocks with Value Line, research hot button topics with GALE Opposing Viewpoints, uncover family history with the Ancestry, or obtain expert guidance on resumes and applications through BrainFuse JobNow.
- Services currently not available include meeting room use, in-building laptop checkout, and in-person tech support. Seating is limited to computer stations only. All high touch items, such as toys, puppets, tablets, and games, have been removed temporarily.
Health and Safety Precautions
- The COVID-19 practices of covering coughs and sneezes, regularly washing or sanitizing hands, and staying home if you are sick continue to be important. If you or a member of your household are sick or you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 2 weeks, we ask that you do not come to the Library. Contact us about other options to get materials.
- Social distancing is necessary for the safety of staff and patrons. We will have signage in the building to remind you and to mark distances. Staff are required to maintain a six foot distance from patrons and coworkers as recommended by the CDC.
- Staff are required to wear a mask to protect others as recommended by the CDC. We ask users coming into the building to wear a mask and are making masks available at the entrance.
- Hand sanitizer is available for users in multiple locations.
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