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Wichita Public Library opens for “Grab and Go” service March 8

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Wichita Public Library locations will reopen to in-person services on Monday, March 8. The new “Grab and Go” service model will let customers browse materials on shelves and use public computers.

The Library won’t be going back to business as usual, however; some changes are being made in an effort to ensure the library is opening safely. Here’s what to expect:

  • Customers can browse shelves for materials
  • Public computers will be available at most locations (technology services are currently unavailable at the temporary Evergreen Branch)
  • Print, copy and fax service will be available inside most locations
  • Customers with mobile devices can use Wi-Fi service at designated tables inside most locations
  • Customers can use self-check stations for no-contact materials borrowing (where applicable)
  • Curbside and drive up window service will still be available for ADA accommodation
  • Lounging furniture will be removed to prevent gatherings
  • Meeting rooms, collaboration spaces and the AV Studio (located at the Advanced Learning Library) will remain closed
  • Book-A-Librarian technology assistance is available by appointment only at the Advanced Learning Library
  • The Research Pavilion at the Advanced Learning Library is available by appointment only
  • The Friends of the Library used bookstore will remain closed at this time
  • Reverie Coffee Roasters at the Advanced Learning Library will also remain closed at this time

The library is putting precautions in place for the safety of customers and staff, including: 

  • Masks or cloth face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times, according to mask ordinances from Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita
  • Six-feet social distancing should be maintained
  • Customers should use hand sanitizer or wash their hands before and after their visit
  • Library staff will clean high-touch surfaces throughout the day, and each public computer will be sanitized between use
  • Capacity limits at each locations

For more information about current operations, visit wichitalibrary.org/covid-19.

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