The Yarmouth Town Libraries are now open to the public on a limited basis
Here’s what you need to know.
LIBRARY HOURS will be 5 hours per day in both locations: SY Library and WY Library Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sunday: CLOSED
What we're asking you to do: • Please do not visit if you have or recently had a fever, cough, or feel unwell, or if you have been tested for a virus and are awaiting the results.
• Wear a face covering that covers your nose and your mouth at all times while inside the library. • Wash your hands often. Hand sanitizer is provided throughout the library. • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others. • Please limit your time in the library to 15 minutes, to prevent crowding and to allow others to enter.
There are disposable masks for anyone without a face covering. People who refuse to follow these guidelines will be asked to leave the building, and library staff will retrieve items for pick up outside.
What we're doing: • Limiting hours of operation, and the number of people in the building; • One-way entrances and one-way exits; • Occupancy of the Children’s Room at both locations limited to one family at a time and by appointment only; • Staff maintains 6 feet of distance between each other and public; • Staff has continually worn face coverings while handling materials, quarantining for 24-48 hours; • Following cleaning and disinfecting protocols.
RETURNING ITEMS AND DUE DATES • Please return items ONLY in the book drop outside each building. • We quarantine returned items for 24 hours, per CDC guidelines, before checking them in. • We waive any overdue fines incurred during the quarantine period.
ACCESSING LIBRARY MATERIALS
The well-being of our community and staff is our top priority. • Access to the Children’s Room is by appointment only; one person at a time in Teen Room; staff can assist you and can retrieve items for curbside pickup. • You may check out magazines; newspapers will not be available.
· Public computers are not accessible at this time, due to Board of Health order.
SUSPENDED SERVICES • Meeting room is closed and are not available for use. • We cannot accept donations of books or magazines.
Helpful suggestions during this phase: • Place your hold requests online or by phone. • Need help deciding what you want? Call for suggestions. SY Lib: 508-760-4820; WY Lib: 508-775-5206
Have a reference question? Click here to Ask a Librarian! These questions will be answered even if the buildings are closed to the public.