Appointment Only Computer Use and Materials Browsing

Dear Community Members,

We are excited to announce our plans for providing public access to the library building. Starting on July 2, we will start allowing access by appointment to use computers, copier, or fax machine, as well as browsing our shelves.

The safety of the public and our staff is of utmost importance. Our plan is to allow a gradual reopening of the building as we continue to follow guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control, Department of Public Instruction, as well as state and local Departments of Health. Here are the guidelines for accessing the building:

-Appointments can be scheduled between 9-5 on Mondays & Thursdays and 4-8 on Tuesdays.

-Appointments for the computers will be 1 hour, while browsing appointments will be 30 minutes.

-At this moment, we are only allowing adults over 18 in the building.

-Everyone who enters the building is REQUIRED to be wearing a mask. If you forget your mask or don’t have one, we do have a limited number of disposable masks available.

-While we are providing access to the building, the bathrooms and water fountain will not be accessible.

-When browsing, if you touch any items and don’t check them out, they will need to be placed on a shelf and quarantined for 72 hours.

-When you are ready to check out your materials, we ask that you use the self-check and utilize the hand sanitizer near the machine.

-Do not hand any items directly to Library staff. Please place anything that needs to be handed to Library staff on the desk. This also includes when paying for copies/printouts.

-Due to social distancing requirements, staff can provide very limited assistance while in the Library.

-There will be a hand sanitizer station set up in the entryway that we suggest all entering and exiting the building to use.

-If someone in the library (staff or patron) tests positive for COVID-19, the Library will suspend appointments for browsing, computers, and curbside pickup.

-Patrons can only sign up for one of the services at a time.

-You cannot sign up for computer access and then browse the stacks.

-Staff will provide further instructions upon making an appointment.

Starting Thursday, July 2, you can call us to set up an appointment for one of these services.

During this time, we will continue to provide curbside pickup along with virtual programming and electronic materials from Libby and Hoopla.

If there are any changes, look for updates through our website, Facebook page, and local newspapers when possible.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Since we closed, we have answered questions on these topics and more. Need to know something not answered here? Call us (715-823-4563) or email us at cpl@clintonvillelibrary.org.

Can I return materials?
-Yes, both of our book drops are open. When items are returned, they won’t be checked in for 72 hours after being returned. Please disregard any notices that say items are due soon or overdue. We are not charging fines at this time.

I saw libraries are permitted to do curbside service. Are you offering this?
-Yes. Please call 715-823-4563 or email us at cpl@clintonvillelibrary.org for more information or to sign-up today.

Can I request items from different libraries?
-Yes, you can request items from other Infosoup libraries. The ‘Request It’ button is now functioning in our online catalog.