After having closed its doors for about a month, the Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL) is reopening the Williamsburg and James City County library buildings starting Tuesday, Feb. 16.
The libraries had closed on Jan. 15 in response to the rising COVID-19 cases in the Historic Triangle.
The libraries’ hours will be Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Library facilities will be closed on Sundays.
Health and safety guidelines will resume upon reopening, according to the Williamsburg Regional Library’s announcement. All patrons ages 3 and older are required to wear masks at all times within the library buildings and agree to a health survey.
Users are asked to keep library visits to one hour or less and not to gather with members outside of their household. Play areas and meeting rooms will remain closed.
All library programs will remain virtual at this time. A full schedule of programs can be found on the WRL’s website.
WRL is continuing to offer an array of remote services, including digital collections and continued curbside pickup service for physical materials. Find out more about how you can use the library from wherever you may be here.
To prepare for the library buildings’ reopening, WRL will not offer curbside pickup, computer appointments, or phone service on Monday, Feb. 15.
“Library leadership is closely monitoring pandemic conditions in our community and will continue to adjust the library buildings’ status, hours, and procedures as needed based on input from local officials and health authorities,” according to a statement from the WRL’s news release.
For the most up-to-date information about reopening, please visit the Williamsburg Regional Library’s website for pandemic updates here.
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