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WEB EXCLUSIVE Wake County Government recently announced a reopening of select public library locations. As of Monday, November 9th, East Regional, Eva Perry Regional, Northeast Regional and Southeast Regional Libraries will be open to the public.
Although this is a big step from their no-contact Books on the Go service, there are still precautions in place.
Before entering, library security will take your temperature. All patrons are encouraged to limit their visits to 15 to 30 minutes, observe posted library capacity and maintain social distancing.
Of course, masks are required, and lounge seating, tables and study rooms will no longer be available. Computer sessions will also be limited to 30 minutes a day. Plexiglass shields have been installed at service desks and hand sanitizer is readily available.
For any readers uncomfortable with this option, Wake County is still offering their Books on the Go service for a contactless pickup.
Browse the library’s online catalog and reserve up to 30 items. Once you’ve received an email confirming your materials are ready, schedule a time for pick up at one of Wake County Libraries’ locations. Staff will set out the books with your name on them at the front desk or at the front of the library.
All staff are required to wear face masks and gloves and sanitize frequently. Returned materials are also kept on a 72 hour hold after being returned to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
This service is available Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m at all Wake County Public Library locations.
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