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GCPL Covid-19

 Re-Opening Policy

 GCPL will reopen with limited in-house public usage at a time that follows Governor Justice’s reopening plan.

 Open Tuesday – Friday 10 am to 4 pm. Sunday hours to be added at a later date.

  • Patrons may enter the library to access materials and services on a limited basis as follows below.

  • Returned materials must be placed in the outdoor book drop. Returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours. No returned materials in building.

  • Patrons must read temporary policy before entering the building.

  • There is a limit of 9 patrons in the building at one time as per government guidelines.

  •  There is a ½ hour daily time limit per patron to be in the building.

  • At this time no children under 12 years old permitted in the building.

  • Patrons will be required to wear protective face covering.

  • Patrons must consent to contactless temperature check. Anyone registering temperature over 100.4 will not be admitted.

  • Patrons are to respect social distancing guidelines.

  • Patrons with viral symptoms (i.e. fever, sore throat, coughing, etc.) are requested to seek remote services by calling the library rather than entering the building

  • Computer access is limited. There are three active computers with a ½ hour time limit per patron per day.  No staff assistance will be available for computers.

  • Fax, notary and passport services are available by appointment only.

  • There is a 5 book limit at checkout. You may have additional items on your card but only 5 in hand at check out.

  • Fines will continue to be waived until the Library resumes regular service hours

  • We encourage contactless materials pick-up. Curb service will continue.

  • We encourage patrons to use own devices for online use, WiFi is available.

  • Library furniture may not be used.

  • Patron access to the stacks may be limited. Patrons will be encouraged to place browsed items that they do not wish to check out on a cart to allow staff to quarantine items.

  • We encourage our patrons to permit the staff to retrieve desired materials to reduce handling of materials.

  • There is no access to public restrooms at this time.

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