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Posted on: July 23, 2020

PCPL offering Saturday hours

Powhatan County Public Library Offers Saturday Hours August 1st

Powhatan County Public Library is excited to offer the return of Saturday hours in August. Due to COVID-19-related safety measures, the Library will be open for limited hours and occupancy, Monday – Thursday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Beginning Friday, July 31st, the Library will close to the public on Friday in order to offer Saturday business hours. Saturday business hours will begin on August 1, 2020. The Library will offer weekend service in response to the needs of patrons who may be unable to visit during the work week.

With the exception of Sunday and Friday, Library staff are available 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. via phone or online chat to provide service and support to patrons. Books to Go and Curbside Print services will continue to be available. The pickup station for Books to Go (our contactless service option) remains available in the Library atrium during business hours. Library WiFi, Book Return, and e-branch resources will continue to be available 24/7.

Patrons who visit will notice some of the changes that have been implemented to ensure safety during the pandemic. Floor markings are in place to assist with traffic flow and provide guidance for safe distancing while waiting for assistance at the Circulation Service Desk. Face coverings are required inside the library. Staff will wear masks at all times. While Powhatan County remains under a local state of emergency, the Library restrooms will remain closed to protect public health and safety. The Library meeting rooms are also unavailable until further notice.

The Library book drop is open 24/7 for patron convenience; however, patrons are asked to return mobile hotspots and backpacks in the bin below the Books to Go table in the atrium during business hours. Library staff are unable to accept hand-delivered items from patrons.

All returned items will be placed in quarantine for 72 hours after return before they are returned to circulation. Fines are waived through August 31, 2020. The Friends of the Library Bookstore and Coffee Station will remain closed. The Library remains unable to accept donations at this time.

We welcome you to visit www.powhatanlibrary.net for more details and like us on Facebook for all the latest, up-to-date library news and information. To reach us by phone, contact us at 804-598-5670.

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