Library re-opening with health and safety restrictions

The library is open to the public Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; and Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. For persons who still may not feel comfortable coming into the building, the library will continue its drive-thru window service daily from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Here are some other things you should know:

Patrons are asked to do a self-health assessment and not access the Library if they have a fever, coughing, family members with any COVID-19 symptoms, or been knowingly exposed to COVID-19 in the last two weeks. Any individuals displaying any excessive coughing or sneezing will be politely asked to leave and return when symptoms are no longer present.

Group sizes are currently limited to six people. Any child under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Please limit your visit to 60 minutes as the library is at a restricted capacity at this time. Computer usage will be limited. We encourage our patrons to call ahead to reserve a computer time 402-426-3617. Computers are available for research, reading, personal banking, education needs, emails, social media, and employment-related activities. Online gaming will not be allowed at this time and violators will be asked to leave. Any child under the age of 13 must have an adult with them at the computer. Adults may have a maximum of one child with them at the computer station.

Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged during your visit.

No food or drink will be allowed in the library and drinking fountains will not be available.

Public restrooms will be available, but not sanitized between uses. Restrooms will be sanitized periodically throughout the day. Additional personal sanitizing stations will be set up in the library, and the cleaning of high-touch areas will be done regularly.

Material returns will be accepted via the outside return only. Returned items will be quarantined for at least 96 hours before being checked in and returned to circulation. No fines will be assessed during the quarantine period.

Meeting rooms and study rooms are unavailable until further notice.

Please note that the library’s digital materials remain available 24/7 from the library’s website.

All patrons who use the library do so at their own risk. The sanitation of every item and surface cannot be guaranteed. The Blair Public Library reserves the right to modify these restrictions based on health care directives from the Governor’s Office, Three Rivers Public Health Department, and/or the City of Blair Administration. The library appreciates the understanding and patience of the public as it transitions to reestablishing fuller services.