On Monday, August 17, Alexandria Library is excited to announce that it will re-open its doors with limited hours during phase three of its reopening plan. They have implemented a number of measures to ensure the safety of our staff and customers.
Locations & Hours of operation:
SOCIAL DISTANCING During phase three, the Library will maintain a 25% occupancy rate, which includes staff. The amount of people allowed inside a branch at any one time is listed below:
- Beatley Central – 120
- Barrett Branch – 50
- Burke Branch – 21
- Duncan Branch – 34
- Law Library – 7
- Local History/Special Collections Branch – 5
Please maintain a six foot distance from others at all times while in the library. All of our branches have been retrofitted with partitions and have physical distancing signage. Furniture has been removed or reconfigured to ensure proper physical distancing.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE
Upon entering the library you will meet a library greeter who will take your temperature and issue a mask, if you forgot to bring one. All customers over the age of 10 are required to wear a face covering while at the library. Failure to comply will result in denied entry.
Customers with temperatures above 100 degrees will also be denied entry and offered curbside and/or virtual services. Customers are allowed to remain in the building up to two hours and may have two hours of time on computers. Customers are asked to stay out of the library for 30 minutes before re-entering, provided the occupancy level has not been met.
CURBSIDE SERVICE REMAINS IN EFFECT
Curbside Service is still available for those who do not wish to come into the library. Curbside services will be offered on days which libraries are open, with curbside-only service every Friday.
COMPUTERS AND PRINTING
Access to computers is available with a 2 hour time limit. Copying and printing releases will be handled by staff only. Up to the first 30 pages will be free at all locations, with exceptions at Local History/Special Collections and the Law Library.
MEETING ROOMS AND PROGRAMS Meeting rooms are still not available for use. Library programs will continue online while in phase three. Please see our virtual event calendar at alexlibraryva.org/virtual and join us online.
NO DONATIONS ACCEPTED
Material donations are not accepted at this time. Please keep them with you until we can accept them. If you leave donations at the library, they will not be used and will be thrown away.
FEES AND FINES
Payment of fines and fees will be via debit/credit cards online or at self-checkout machines. Checks or money orders may be mailed to the library. No cash handling will take place inside the library or at curbside.
For more information about the Library’s phase three of the reopening plan, please visit alexlibraryva.org/reopen.