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Grand Rapids Public Library reopening in October

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 15:59:44-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Public Library will reopen all of its locations next month after being closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Masks will be required for entry and visits will be limited to 30 minutes when the libraries reopen Oct. 12, a news release said Wednesday.

Limited services will be available to the public:

  • Library account assistance
  • Public computers and wifi
  • Reference questions
  • Holds pickup
  • Free printing, copying and faxing
  • Material browsing in the stacks at all branch locations. The main library’s stacks will be closed but will offer a retrieval service.
  • Research by appointment only in the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department
  • Curbside pickup at select locations
  • Virtual programs

Plexiglass shields and signage have been added to ensure social distancing.

“We took the time to get it right, and now we are happy to welcome the community back into our buildings,” Library Director John McNaughton said.

View the library’s full reopening plan here.