Lyon County Public Library reopened its doors to the public Monday after more than four months under limits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The facility is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Library Director Lee Ann Cummins said there will be a “no lingering” policy, with services designed for grab-and-go.
“You will come in, get what you need, then leave,” a weekend post on the library’s Facebook page read.
Masks and social distancing will be required, with only one person per aisle permitted. There will be no use of the genealogy or meeting rooms available, periodicals have been removed and there are no extra seats for patrons.
Computer usage will be limited to two people by appointment only. There will be a 30-minute time limit, and staff will not be permitted to assist patrons on computers.
For youth, there are no gaming systems available in the teen room and no computers or toys available in the children’s room.
Cummins said the meeting rooms are needed to quarantine materials for a period when they are returned. All books, DVDs and audios should be placed in the drop box outside and not brought into the building for return.
For patrons not wanting to enter, they may call and set up a time for curb service behind the bookmobile. That includes checkouts of books, CDs or DVDs.
For copies, bring the original or email a file and staff will print for you. Faxes and scanning are also available through call-ahead curbside service.
Meantime, there are online options for library resources. Through Kentucky Libraries Unbound, ebooks are available for free. Genealogy researchers can still use the at-home Ancestry.com edition through the end of August, but you must call the library for an ID and password.