Walkthrough Services FAQ's

What are your hours?

Walkthrough Service Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Main Library: Open Monday through Saturday
Richmond Branch Library: Open Tuesday and Wednesday

Do I have to wear a face mask to enter the library?

As of March 16, 2022, wearing a mask inside the library is optional.

Are there any limits on visits to the library?

People are invited to visit the library as many times as they want per day, and for as long as they want.

What are you doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

The library staff is taking many protective measures. Staff and the public have the option of wearing masks. We encourage staff and visitors to use hand sanitizer upon entering the building and socially distance. Other measures include the installation of plexiglass at our service desks, thorough cleanings throughout the day, and disinfecting materials when they are returned. Also, some of our normal services or often-touched items will be unavailable (see question below).

What will be unavailable?

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the following will be unavailable to the public: sitting areas, newspapers, office supplies and water fountains. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

My items were due back before you closed. What are you doing about overdue fines?

Effective Sept. 1, 2021, the library no longer charges fines for overdue materials. And, overdue fines accrued before the policy went into effect will be waived, regardless of the amount.

Can I sit down to read?

Unfortunately, no. Our sitting area where people can read is unavailable.

Are the book drops open?

The book drops will be open only during hours that the library is closed. Those returning library materials when we're open will need to return them inside the library.

Will you be holding programs?

Yes, but they are primarily online. Registration is required for many of the programs. For the schedule, click here.

Can I use the microfilm?

Yes, use of the microfilm will be available by appointment. Please contact our archivist at (609) 345-2269.

When do you expect things to return to normal?

It’s impossible to predict. Changes in the COVID-19 statistics could positively or negatively affect the hours and services we’re able to offer. In March 2022, we expanded our Main Library hours to include opening on Mondays. We also dropped the mask mandate March 16, making it optional for staff and the public.