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Public has limited access to the Salt Lake City Library system for first time since mid-March

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Posted at 8:39 AM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 10:39:09-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Library will open for Express Services on Monday September 21.

It’s the next step in the Library’s phased reopening plan and is the first time the library has been open since March 14.

Express Services will include:

  • 30-minute computer sessions
  • Access to fax/copy machines
  • Holds pickup
  • Item return
  • Reference assistance

All eight City Library locations will be reopening:

  • The Main Library (downtown)
  • Anderson-Foothill
  • Chapman
  • Day-Riverside
  • Glendale
  • Marmalade
  • Sprague Firehouse Express
  • Sweet Branch

Hours for all locations will be Monday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.

The Library will continue to take COVID-19 precautions. Public areas and materials will be sanitized. Social distancing protocols will be enforced. Properly worn facemasks, covering the mouth and nose, will be required at all times when inside the Library. Lounge-seating areas have been removed, and bookshelf areas remain closed.

“We are delighted to be able to open our doors safely and welcome our community back inside our buildings,” said Peter Bromberg, Executive Director of The City Library system. “While we have been able to circulate materials the last few months using Holds To-Go, we miss our patrons, and we are excited to see them in-person again.”

Last spring, the emerging COVID-19 pandemic forced the Library to close its doors out of precaution for the health and safety of Library patrons and staff. Since then, Library Staff have been hard at work, adapting Library services to this strange new time.

More information is available here.