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Library Reopening Guidelines and Limitations

We are pleased to announce that Wadsworth Public Library is now open and our normal operating hours have been restored. You can read a message from our Director, Daniel Slife, here.

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 100 patrons, regardless of age, will be permitted in the building at one time. Patrons age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Beginning at 6pm on Thursday, July 23, all people 10 years of age and older who do not have a qualifying exemption will be required to wear a mask at all times while visiting public places. Disposable masks are available at service desks.

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.

If you need assistance, staff can direct you to a particular section of the collection or retrieve items for you, but they may not accompany you into the stacks at this time.

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.

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. 

Beginning on June 28, you may pick up your holds at our drive-up window or request that they be held for pick up in the building. Home delivery within the Wadsworth City School District will remain available. Learn more here.

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.

All library cards have already been renewed through December 31, 2020. Previous fines were cleared on March 16, and we will remain fine-free until further notice.