Coronavirus Response

Villisca Public Library – COVID-19 Library Building Reopening Phased Plan*

Phase 2 (Has been extended to April 30, 2021): To ensure staff safety, if a library patron ignores social-distancing protocols, the library management reserves the right to ask them to leave.

·       High Risk patrons are encouraged to continue use of curbside pick-up or home delivery.

·       Library staff will wear face masks when not at front desk.

·       Library patrons will be encouraged to wear face masks.

·       Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available in several locations within the library.

·       Library will be open to the public, limited number of patrons in library at one time (10 patrons maximum)  for book check out until 1 hour before closing to allow for cleaning.

·       Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment only from 5-6 for those that work and can’t make it before 5. This will allow staff to sanitize daily.

·       Saturday hours will be 9-noon to allow time for cleaning.

·       Newspapers and magazines may be read at patron’s own risk. There is no good way to sanitize periodicals.

·       Computer time will be limited to 1 hour. Changes may be made at the discretion of the library staff with time in between to sanitize. NO headphones will be available for                     checkout.

·       Due to social distancing, only 2 public computers will be available at one time.

·       Staff will be available to help make copies and send faxes.

·       Restrooms are NOT available to public.

·       Conference room NOT available to public.


*** All subject to change based on current Covid-19 restrictions***