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Closter Public Library is open to the public at a reduced capacity (in accordance with the governor’s Executive Order).

The Library is open
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9-5
Wednesday - 9-7
Saturday - 10-2

 

We will continue to offer door-side pickup during those hours.

Occupancy and Length of Stay

The maximum number of patrons in the library is fifteen (15) and visits are limited to 30 minutes.

 

Safety Measures and Policies

  • Stay at home if you are sick – Anyone who has a fever, chills, cough, runny nose, or is otherwise not feeling well, or anyone self-quarantining should not visit the library

  • Wear a Mask – it is mandatory that all patrons ages 2 and up wear mask that completely covers the mouth and nose

  • Sanitize – Please sanitize your hands upon entry and before browsing the shelves

  • Limit your Stay – the library is open for selecting and borrowing library materials. The Library will be limited to 15 patrons at any time and library visits are limited to 30 minutes.

  • Follow Social Distancing – keep 6 feet from other patrons and library staff.  Follow staff guidance, posted signs, and floor markings to ensure adequate spacing. Patrons ARE NOT to congregate. If you happen to run into your neighbor or friend, please take your conversation outside the library.

  • Returning Library Materials – Patrons should continue to return items to the book drop located outside the auditorium door. Returned items are quarantined for 72 hours. You will not see your returned items come off your card immediately, and no fines will accrue during the quarantine period.

  • Meeting Room – the Meeting Room is closed

  • Children’s Area – the children’s area is open for browsing and checking out material

  • Family groups -- family members should stay together at all times. Parents with children must ensure they maintain social distance from others who are not their family.

  • Children – children age 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Computer use — computer use is available (for adults in the adult area) for up to 30 minutes a day for printing and job searching.

  • Copier is available.

  • Notary services are available by appointment only.

We will continue to accept returns in the book drop only.

  • The book drop is outside the auditorium door

  • If the book drop is full, please don't put anything into it, wait a day

  • Items will quarantine for at least 72 hours before coming off your card

If you have questions about any of this you can email or call the library.

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