05.26.20 Library Update

We are glad to announce that the Library is moving forward with the next stage of our gradual reopen plan! At this stage, we will begin providing access to the building by appointment along with continuing curbside and delivery services.

If you would like more information about how curbside and delivery services work, please see our earlier Library Update here.

Here’s how Library Appointments will Work:

A limited number of patrons will be allowed onsite at a time. Appointments for 30 and 60 minute lengths will be offered while Librarians are onsite Monday – Friday, 11 AM – 3 PM.

1. Call the Library at 785-227-2710 to schedule your appointment. You can request a 30 minute or 60 minute length; appointments currently start every half hour.

2. When you arrive, please use the front entrance. The exterior door will be open, but the interior door will remain locked. Please knock or call the Library so that we can let you in.

If you require entry from the alley entrance, let us know when scheduling your appointment.

3. During your visit, you are welcome to browse the shelves as normal. If you are bringing materials to return, please continue to use the outside book return. Hand sanitizer is available at the front entrance, the computer stations, and the front desk. Librarians will be wearing masks while patrons are onsite; patrons are welcome but not required to wear masks.

If other patrons have overlapping appointment times, please allow 6 feet of social distancing, which is the length of 3 carpet tiles at the Library. For those using the computers, we will be cleaning computer keyboards and mice after each use.

This current stage will continue for at least 2 weeks; updates on our gradual reopening will continue to be posted here on our website and on our Facebook page. We thank you for your understanding and hope you stay healthy!