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On Monday, September 28, the Monroe County Public Library will begin inviting in-person visitors to both branches in a limited capacity.

The Main Library branch on East Kirkwood will have a building capacity of 100 visitors, and the Ellettsville Branch will have a capacity of 40. Visits are limited to one hour within the building, and the first hour of each day will be reserved for high-risk patrons who wish to avoid contact with others.

The Indiana Room, the Commons, the Silent Reading Room, the Learn and Play Space, the Baby Space, Level Up Audio and Video Production Studios, all meeting rooms, the Auditorium, and the Ground Floor will remain closed until further notice. At the Ellettsville branch, the Teen Space is accessible for young adult materials, but not for social activities.

Library technology, such as computers, scanners, fax machines, copiers, and printers, are available by reservation for up to one hour of daily use.

The library will continue limited-contact pickup options but is replacing its former curbside service with drive-through pickup at the Main Library location. Patrons will receive a notification when their holds are ready, and should pick them up by driving, biking, or walking by the drive-through window.

Both library branches will be open Monday–Thursday from 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.–6p.m., and Sunday from noon–5 p.m.

All visitors are required to wear face masks and maintain at least six feet of physical distance. Disposable masks will be provided at both library locations.

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