NEW HOURS AND SERVICES begin Monday, June 15
Smyrna Library is happy to announce that the library will reopen to the public on Monday, June 15, but with limited hours and services. In order to keep both library staff and library customers safe, we have created a new set of guidelines for public access to the facility and its collections.
New Public Access HoursThe public will be allowed into the facility to browse the shelves, pick up holds, and checkout their materials at the Self-Check units.
Monday-Friday: 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
Face Masks RequiredThe library asks that all members of the public who enter the building wear a face mask throughout their visit. This guideline includes children. Please bring your own mask. Maintain social distancing whenever possible. Hand sanitizer will be placed throughout the building. Water fountains will not be available.
Public Access Computers and PrintingCardholders and guests may use the public access computers, but only four computers will be available at a time. Cardholders are encouraged to make reservations in advance. Guests may buy a guest pass at the Circulation Desk for $1 for 1 hour of time. If the computers are full, waiting may be necessary. Printing services are available again - $.15 per page for B&W and $.50 for color.
No Public Meeting Space/ChairsThe meeting rooms and study rooms will not be available for meetings or study. No rentals until further notice. Chairs will be removed from the public tables and study carrels.
Virtual Events & ClassesStory time, lectures, book discussions, and special events will continue to be presented online until further notice. The craft kits on Make-Believe Mondays will be distributed at a table outside the library. Participants do not need to enter the building to receive a craft kit.
Youth Services AreaNo games, puzzles, toys, and stuffed animals will be available for use until further notice. The sensory bin is closed. The children’s public access computers will not be available for use. Maker Boxes will not be available for check out. No tours or group visits will be scheduled until further notice.
Borrower RegistrationNew borrowers may apply for a card online at https://library.smyrnaga.gov/#section=obrsignup. Applicants are encouraged to fill out the form at home before visiting the library. Bring proof of residency to the library for the application to be finalized and the card issued. If the borrower is a non-resident, a $25 fee is due before the card will be issued.
DonationsPlease hold book donations. Because of the closure, the Friends have not been able to sell their existing stock of book donations and do not have room to store new donations. The Friends will solicit new donations on their Facebook page when they are ready to accept more.
Online Request Form for general questions, computer reservation assistance, and book selection assistance.
Summer Brochure available for download.