Current Covid-19 guidelines for library use

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Current guidelines for library use:

  • Only 10 people allowed in the library at a time.
  • Sorry we can NOT be a gathering place at this time.  Please social distance.
  • Please use hand sanitizer before entering the building, if you are feeling ill please refrain from coming to the library.
  • Please return all library materials in the outside book drop only. (All returned items are checked in and quarantined for three days).
  • Patrons are encouraged to pick out materials and check out in a timely manner (30 minutes) to serve as many patrons as possible.
  • Newspapers and magazines will not be available to read in-house.
  • A modified self-checkout system will be implemented.  Patrons will scan their own items.
  • Any items touched should be placed in baskets that are readily available throughout the library.  Please do not re-shelve on your own.
  • Patrons will only be allowed in the library once a day.
  • 4 public access computers will be available to patrons with a limit of 30 minutes once a day.
  • Wi-Fi is available 24-7 outside the library for any amount of time as long as social distancing is followed.  No password is needed.
  • Printing is available from our public access computers (for a fee) or you can send documents to circdesk@madrid.lib.ia.us to be printed off and paid for.
  • All copies, faxes and scans will be done by staff only.
  • There are no toys or in-library activities including iPads and video games available.
  • Furniture will be removed (except computer chairs) to discourage lounging.
  • Homebound patrons can request items be delivered to their front door, please call about this service.
  • Curbside service will remain and will be expanded. Pickup days will be Monday through Thursday from 12pm-6pm  and Fridays from 12pm-5:30pm.   Items reserved before 6 pm will be available the following day for pick up.
  • The meeting room is not available for use.
  • Appointments can be made for work/essential projects, patrons must bring their own device and are allowed one 2 hour time slot each day. No guests are allowed with the patron.

Programming will be evaluated on a month to month basis.  Some online programs will be implemented.