Lincoln city libraries to reopen Monday

Lincoln's city libraries are set to reopen Monday, officials announced Friday afternoon. 

Lincoln’s city libraries are set to reopen Monday, June 22, officials announced Friday afternoon.

City Libraries Director Pat Leach said the following changes will be in effect:

  • Face coverings will be strongly encouraged
  • Visits will be limited to one hour at a time
  • Staff will be greeting visitors at the door to make sure they know about the limit
  • Computer sessions will be limited to one per day
  • Seating will be limited to encourage social distancing
  • Study and meeting rooms will not be available
  • Newspapers will not be available
  • Libraries can’t accept donated materials

All locations are reserved from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays for use by those especially vulnerable to illness.

Curbside service will end June 22, and customers must enter the libraries to pick up reserved materials.

All returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in and returned to shelves. No overdue fines will be charged through July 31.

Leach said materials checked out in the last three weeks will still be due June 1, but people can bring them back sooner if they choose to do so.


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