Beginning on Monday, July 27th, the Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., will be opening for limited in-person services. Patrons are required to wear a face covering and adhere to physical distancing protocol when visiting the library. There will be time and capacity limits so there may be a wait before entering the building. Library staff will be stationed at the front entrance to monitor the number of people inside. Patrons will be able to pick up their holds at the checkout desk and an appointment is not needed for this service. Curbside pickup appointments will still be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays by calling 401-767-4126. Limited browsing will be available in some areas of the library.


Notary and photocopying services will be offered as walk-in services. Computer use is in the reference area and by appointment only. The teen and children’s computers are not available for use at this time. Patrons are allowed one sign-on per day for 30 minutes maximum. Anyone wishing to use a computer must speak directly with a reference librarian to set up and confirm the appointment by calling 401-767-4124. Self-service faxing is available by credit or debit card payment only.


The library hours open and available for in-person services are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm. The 30-minute computer use hours on these days will be from 9am-11:30am and 2pm- 4pm. Wednesday hours are 10am-12pm and 2pm-6pm. The 30-minute computer use hours on Wednesdays will be from 10am-11:30am and 2pm-5pm. The library is closed Monday-Friday from 12pm-2pm for sanitizing.


All items are to be returned in the outside book drop. DVDs and other media should be wrapped in a paper or plastic bag and secured with rubber bands. All returns are quarantined for up to 72 hours. All returns are backdated to the date of return in the book drop. We are not accepting book donations at this time.

 

Please stay informed about any additional updates on our website at woonsocketlibrary.org, on our Facebook page at facebook.com/woonsocketlibrary, or call 401-769-9044. 

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