(Posted Jan. 27, 2021)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
London Public Library is reopening to the public starting Feb. 1. Appointments and masks will be required.
For most of the pandemic, the library has been closed. It was open for a short time, Oct. 5 to Nov. 27, before closing again based on county-wide recommendations from Madison County Public Health.
As was the case in October and November, the library is using an appointment system to allow patrons back in the building. The system allows the library to monitor the number of people in the building at one time and, therefore, adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Patrons can schedule a time to visit by going to the link provided on the library’s Facebook page, Instagram account and website, or by calling the library. Browsing sessions are limited to 15 minutes. Computer-use sessions are limited to 60 minutes.
“We are thrilled to welcome patrons back into our building on a limited basis, but we are asking the patrons to keep their visit as short as possible,” said Bryan Howard, library director.
Patrons must enter the building through the front doors. Anyone who needs to use the library’s handicap accessible entrance is asked to let the staff know.
The library will continue to offer curbside service for anyone who is not comfortable with coming into the building.
All borrowed items must be returned to the book drop located on the Union Street side of the building.
The library’s hours remain the same: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday, closed. The library is located at 20 E. First St. and online at http://mylondonlibrary.org. The staff can be reached at (740) 852-9543.