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Madison Public Library Reopening

The Madison Public Library will begin the third phase of its reopening plan June 15 as it works to slowly restore library services and reopen the building to the public. Curbside Pickup & Library Valet services will continue when the building reopens. Home delivery services has been added for any patron unable to visit the library (call 440-428-2189 to sign-up). The bookmobile also will offer pop-up Grab ‘n’ Go & Movie Binge Bag services around the community this summer.

Starting June 15, the library building will be open with limited hours and services:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (at-risk individuals 10-11 a.m.)
  • Tuesday and Thursday: noon-7 p.m. (at-risk individuals 12-1 p.m.)

To maintain the safety of staff and patrons, the library has made modifications to services, including:

  • Patrons returning library materials must use the book drops in the front foyer before entering the library for immediate quarantine procedures. No returned materials will be allowed past the front doors by incoming patrons. Materials also can be returned in the drive-by slots on the west side of the building.
  • Returned materials will undergo a 72-hours quarantine before being checked in by staff and returned to shelves.
  • Staff will greet patrons and ask them to use hand sanitizer upon entering the front doors. There also will be a sign with the library rules and regulations.
  • The library recommends patrons wear face coverings and will have disposable masks available.
  • The library asks if you are sick or have a fever more than 100.4 degrees that you please stay home or use the Library Valet service.
  • Maximum 40 patrons at a time in the library.
  • Minimum six feet social distancing.
  • The library asks patrons to come and go quickly with no loitering and minimal browsing.
  • Book aisles limited to one person per aisle at any time.
  • Public restrooms and water fountains will remain closed to the public.
  • Patrons younger than 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Computer use will be limited to one hour per day unless a patron has extenuating circumstances such as education, governmental or occupational needs. Computers will be cleaned and disinfected between patrons. Every other computer will be shut down to maintain social distancing.
  • For safety reasons, staff cannot assist patrons on computers or help with printing/copying services. Patrons are encouraged to bring a close friend or family member if they feel they will need help. The library will provide informational signs to assist with common problems that a patron might have while using a computer.
  • Seating and tables will not be available.
  • All upcoming programs will be online to maintain social distancing. There will be no in-person programs.
  • Public meeting rooms are unavailable for reservations at this time.
  • All toys in the children’s area have been removed.
  • No donations for book sales will be accepted.
  • Faxing will be done by staff.
  • Passports will not be available at this time.
  • Notary services are available by appointment only.
  • Self-checkout is strongly encouraged and the stations will be cleaned throughout the day.

Have a Question?

In addition to Library Valet service and curbside hours, our staff will be available to answer library questions (which includes placing holds for you and getting help with your devices). Remember if you need to renew your card or forgot your number, give us a call.  If you have fines, give us a call or use the CLEVNET app. You can always contact us to update your CLEVNET notifications to text or email as well. If you do not have a library card, no problem. Give us a call or visit our website, and by providing us with some simple information we can have a card ready for you in no time.

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