Contactless Service continues as we move into Phase 3 of our Reopening Plan on July 6th
Starting Monday, July 6th we will resume our normal summer hours and maintain contactless service. The difference is that library patrons will be allowed to enter the building if they have a mask or face covering on and be allowed to browse our materials for check out.
Gloves are recommended when handling library materials, and please be aware that our books cannot be easily sterilized because liquids can damage them. We recommend bringing a bag to carry your materials, and we also have some free bags available to hand out.
For health safety reasons, the children’s area will be closed during Phase 3. Please ask library staff to assist you in retrieving children’s materials. Teen fiction is in the Adult area and will be open for browsing.
During Phase 3, public computers will not be available. Additionally, library patrons will not be allowed to linger in the library. Basically, patrons are allowed to browse for materials, check out and leave the building once they have completed their basic library business.
To prevent contamination of our copy machine, staff will assist you with photocopies and computer print outs.
Our lovely bathroom will be open. Please wash your hands.
We quarantine our materials for 3 days after being returned before they can be returned to circulation.
At this time, library staff can only retrieve materials for you to check out that are currently within our library. Holds from other libraries in the SALS system are not yet available for transfer. This may change quickly as all the SALS libraries roll out their contactless services throughout the month of July and beyond. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page to receive the latest service announcements.
Although you currently cannot enter the building solely to use wifi, or linger in our lobby, you may use our open public wifi from your vehicle in the parking lot or by sitting on the various seating on the outside of the library while social distancing.
The library has enacted a temporary Safety Policy and Reopening Plan which can be found on our About page here. This document explains more about how the library will be slowly increasing our services over time in accordance with guidelines from local and state safety officials.
COVID-19: Libraries and Healthy Communities
The WHO has created a guide: Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
National Institute of Health
National Library of Medicine
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center
NYS Department of Health
Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center
Hamilton County Department of Health
Warren County Department of Health
Washington County Department of Health
Saratoga County Department of Health
New York State Novel Coronavirus Hotline: (888) 364-3065
Glens Falls Hospital COVID-19 Hotline: 518-926-HELP (4357)