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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Modified services available during library closure

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Update

On Tuesday, March 24, the Washington County Board of Commissioners voted to suspend all public-facing services at libraries and other county facilities through Tuesday, April 7. The library’s modified services, outlined below, will continue. 

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In response to COVID-19 concerns, the Washington County Board of Commissioners has directed libraries and other public facing buildings to close effective Wednesday, March 18. The Board will reevaluate the closure on Tuesday, March 24.

Although library buildings are closed, library staff will be available to answer questions and assist patrons by phone, email or online chat. Community members will also be able to access online resources, including e-books, e-audiobooks, and research databases.

Washington County Library will be providing the following modified services while our branches are closed:

  • Extended due dates – Due dates for all currently checked-out materials have been extended to April 15, 2020. All fines incurred during this period will be waived.
  • Curbside pickup – Users can continue to place holds. Beginning March 19, they can call any Washington County Library branch to request curbside pickup.
  • Get a library card by phone or online – Residents can call our libraries to sign up for a new library card. Or, fill out this online form to apply for a library card. A library staff member will call you within 24 hours to complete the registration process.
  • Online storytimes – Librarians will be offering storytimes on social media and our website beginning next week.

Additional information and updates can be found on our website: WashCoLib.org/Covid19

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