Bartlett Library to Resume Regular Operating Hours

Updated 6/29/2020 8:35 AM

Regular operating hours will resume at the Bartlett Public Library District starting on Tuesday, June 30. Library browsing, public computers and room reservations will be available for patrons, but it is unknown when in-person programming will resume.

There are some general safety guidelines that people are asked to follow:


• For everyone's safety, do not enter the building if feeling unwell.

• Wear face coverings per the Governor's directive.

• Maintain social distancing.

• Return materials to the designated return bins. (Staff won't be accepting items by hand.)

The study and conference rooms are available for reservations beginning June 30, and may be utilized up to 50% capacity. For use of study and conference rooms, reservations are required. The Art Room will remain closed, and the Meeting Room is unavailable for use as it is housing the quarantined items.

Items returned to the library will continue to be quarantined before becoming available for others. This means that returned items will remain on a patron's account for three additional days (based on Battelle's REALM Project's Phase 1 research) before library staff will check them in. Fines will not be applied for the quarantined time period.

If patrons grab an item while browsing but then are not interested in checking it out, they are encouraged to place those items on designated carts that staff will take and quarantine as well.

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Every other computer station in the casual computing area and the computer lab will be available for public use. There will also be one 15-minute computer available for those that only need to perform quick tasks.

Inter-library loan (ILL) requests remain unavailable at this time, but are expected to resume soon. The library's OCLC function on their catalog will be accessible when full ILL services resume.

The library's normal service of providing physical library cards will resume on June 30, and patrons will no longer be able to sign up for an eCard. However, patrons may use their physical cards to continue accessing downloadable and streaming content.

There are two self-checkout stations available for patrons to use on the first floor, and one available in the Youth & Teen Services Department.

Donations for the Friends of the Library will be accepted beginning June 30.

Hand sanitizer bottles are located in various spots in the building for public use, and staff members will also continue to clean within the building regularly. The Bartlett Public Library District has put these measures in place for the safety of patrons and staff.

The Bartlett Public Library District, located at 800 S. Bartlett Road, provides programs and services to meet the needs of the community. For more information and a complete listing of scheduled programs and services visit

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