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Pandemic Guidelines and Limitations

Wadsworth Public Library reopened its doors to the public on June 28, 2020, after operating a curbside-only model in May of 2020. Since June, our normal operating hours have been restored. If your last visit preceded the pandemic, please see our below guidelines before you return.

Operating Hours

Monday–Thursday: 9am–9pm
Friday–Saturday: 9am–6pm
Sunday: 1–5pm

We ask that the first hour of each day be reserved for at-risk populations. 

Monday–Saturday: 9–10am
Sunday: 1–2pm

Guildelines and Limitations

If you are sick, please stay home. Patrons exhibiting active signs of illness will not be permitted to enter.

No more than 25 patrons, regardless of age, will be permitted in the building at one time. Patrons age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

All people 2 years of age and older are required to wear a mask at all times while visiting public places. Disposable masks are available at service desks.

  • Accommodating Mask Exemptions: Those individuals with a medical exemption from mask wearing may request their mateirals for pick-up at our drive up window. Drive-up window service may be utilized to collect print jobs using our print from home service, to collect take-home crafts developed by our children's team, or to collect other printed materials provided by our reference staff in response to specific patron requests. Patrons are limited to 50 pages of prints per day.
  • Home Delivery: Patrons living within the Wadsworth School District are eligible for free home delivery service.

Please sanitize your hands when you arrive and as you leave at the hygiene station in our entryway.

Practice social distancing at all times, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from other patrons and staff members. No more than two people may browse any given aisle in our collections at one time. If two people are already in an aisle, please wait until one of them has finished browsing.

Visits will be limited to one hour for browsing, reference, checkout, and computer use only. Please do not linger to read, conduct business, or meet with others at this time. We are eager to revise this policy as soon as possible.

A limited number of public access computers are available by reservation only in the periodical area. 

Two express computer stations have been added behind the reference desk for checking email, using the printer, and other tasks that can be completed within 15 minutes. These are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Public meeting rooms, study rooms, and the early literacy play area are unavailable until further notice.

All staff members will be wearing masks and adhering to social distancing guidelines. Plastic guards have been installed at all service desks. All high-touch surfaces, including countertops, railings, restrooms, computers, and self-checkout machines, will be disinfected frequently throughout the day. 

Items can be returned in the bin located next to the circulation desk, the book drops in the west parking lot, or the book drop next to the front entrance. The drive-up book drop will remain open 24/7. Returned items will be checked in after a quarantine period of no less than five days. This will not affect borrowing limits, and no late fees will accrue during this time.