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Grand Rapids Public Library tentatively reopening buildings to public

Grand Rapids Public Library
Posted at 3:39 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 15:39:19-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Public Library will tentatively reopen all of its buildings starting Feb. 24 after being closed since November because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

That reopening date is pending the Board of Library Commissioners’ approval at their Feb. 23 meeting, according to a news release Monday.

Limited services will be available to the public, including:

  • Library account assistance
  • Public computers and WiFi
  • Reference questions
  • Holds pickup
  • Free printing, copying, scanning and faxing
  • Material browsing in the stacks at all branch locations, and limited popular material browsing at the Main Library with a retrieval service for other collections
  • Research by appointment only in the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department
  • GRPL To Go curbside pickup at all locations
  • Virtual programs

Masks will be required for entry and visits will be limited to 30 minutes.

Buildings have been modified with plexiglass shields and signage to ensure social distancing.

Other safety measures include limiting the number of people in buildings at one time and maintaining reduced open hours.

See the full GRPL reopening plan here.