Library re-opening

 

UPDATE 1/8: Due to rising COVID-19 numbers, the library is currently closed for in-library appointments.  Grab and Go pickup is still available.  Thank you for your understanding and for helping to keep our community healthy and safe!

 

Making an appointment:

Appointments are required to enter the library.

  • To make an appointment, please call us Monday-Friday, 10-6 at 978-887-1528 or 978-887-1509
  • Appointments are available Monday-Friday at 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm.
  • Appointments are 45 minutes long.
  • You may make an appointment to browse, use a computer, or use the copier/fax machine.
  • Appointments are limited to one appointment per patron, per day.

Appointment protocol:

Please follow these rules to maintain the safety of yourself, our community, and library staff:

  • Please arrive on time.  If you arrive more than five minutes late, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment.
  • Masks must be worn, covering the nose and mouth, at all times.
  • Please follow all signage and directional arrows.
  • Please follow social distancing guidelines and stay 6ft. away from others.
  • If you are not feeling well on the day of your appointment, please call to cancel.

Unavailable at this time:

  • Children’s Room and play area (Small browsable collection is available)
  • Second floor non-fiction collection
  • Teen Room
  • In-person technology help
  • Meeting Room and study rooms
  • In-person programming
  • Water fountains
  • Donation drop-offs
  • Headphones for computers

**Staff is available to retrieve items in off-limits sections.  Let us know if there is a subject you are interested in and we can gather a selection of books for you to choose from.

Safety

The library has made several changes to maintain cleanliness and aid in social distancing.

  • Occupancy is limited to 20 patrons per hour.
  • Masks must be worn, covering the nose and mouth, at all times.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building
  • Arrows and signs direct foot traffic to aid in social distancing
  • Computers will be sanitized after every use
  • Most furniture has been removed or blocked off
  • Protective screens are in place at all service desks and public computer stations

Grab-and-Go Pickup:

The outdoor pickup window has closed for winter.  To pick up an item on hold, give us a call at 978-887-1528 or 978-887-1509.  We’ll put the items on the pickup shelf right outside the library entrance.  Pickup hours are Monday-Friday, 10-6.  

For more information on requesting items for pickup, click here.