Beginning Monday, August 3, Shreve Memorial Library is increasing time limits on browsing and computer use at the branches. Since reopening, libraries have been open for limited use including quick browsing and computer use of 30 minutes or less. Starting Monday, patrons will be able to browse library stacks and use computers for one full hour.
“It is important that the public has access to computers and internet during these times, and we found that the 30 minute limits were not allowing patrons enough time to complete their tasks on the computers,” stated Associate Director of Public Services, Deonci Sutton. “Hopefully the additional 30 minutes will allow our patrons to complete their tasks, find the information that they are looking for, and make the most of their time at the library.”
Shreve Memorial Library branches are open with a variety of limited use services. Branches currently offer curbside delivery, materials checkout, reference and Readers’ Advisory, and printing and faxing services in addition to browsing and computer access. All visitors to library branches must wear a face mask or face covering to enter, and patrons age 15 and younger are not permitted without an adult age 18 or older. The amount of people allowed in each branch varies based on occupancy limits and social distancing guidelines. Meeting and study rooms remain closed.
The increased time limits on computer use and browsing will go into effect Monday, August 3, 2020.