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Posted on: May 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] County Libraries Open with Limited Services and Hours

Campbell County Public Library and Wright Branch Library reopening on a limited basis on Monday, May

Libraries are all about sharing! Each year, Campbell County Public Library System (CCPLS) serves an average of 40 patrons per hour, hosts an average of 1,200 events for over 27,000 patrons of all ages, and holds nearly 1,400 public meetings. Our collection of over 200,000 items circulates over 400,000 times among nearly 25,000 Campbell County library cardholders. That’s a lot of sharing! When COVID-19 hit, all that sharing became a public health concern and your libraries in Gillette and Wright closed their doors to the public on March 18 to help slow the virus spread.

In an effort to continue to do our part to reduce the risk of sharing COVID-19 in your libraries, CCPL and WBL will follow national library guidelines and advice from public health officials and stage a phased reopening with limited services and hours initially. The following Phase 1 guidelines will be in effect until at least June 1, 2020. If county COVID-19 infection rates remain stable, implementing Phase 2 guidelines will follow. Please check our website at www.ccpls.org for updates and to read the entire reopening plan.

Phase 1: Transition Period with Limited Patron Access

Hours of operation

  • Campbell County Public Library (CCPL)
    • Monday-Thursday: 10am-6pm
    • Friday: 10am-5pm
    • Saturday: 10am-3pm
  • Wright Branch Library (WBL)
    • Monday-Thursday: 10am-6pm
    • Friday: 10am-5pm
    • Saturday: 10am-2pm

In-library patron access

  • Patron limits due to 6-foot social distancing guidelines:
    • CCPL: 28 patron maximum at one time and 30-minute browsing period limit.
    • WBL: 8 patron maximum at one time and 30-minute browsing period limit.
  • Children age 15 and younger not allowed in CCPL or WBL at this time.
  • Adult computer terminal use:
    • By appointment: CCPL: 307.687.0115; WBL 307.464.0500
    • Limited to two-hour time limit and 6-foot social distancing guidelines
    • One person per computer
  • Notarizations available by appointment: CCPL: 307.687.0115; WBL 307.464.0500
  • Hand sanitizing stations provided throughout the libraries.
  • Patrons should not re-shelve books or other collection items; place items on a quarantine cart.
  • No library-sponsored programs CCPL and WBL until further notice.
  • Meeting rooms closed at CCPL and WBL until further notice.

Library services available from home

  • CCPL general questions: 307.682.3223; technology and research questions: 307.687.0115
  • WBL general, technology, and reference questions: 307.464.0500
  • Curbside service (checkouts, faxing, scanning) available without entering CCPL and WBL. Call your library for assistance.
  • Digital content is available 24/7 from the library website at www.ccpls.org; patrons can checkout e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, and movies using their computer or phone.
  • Limited outreach services provided on a case-by-case basis
  • Virtual programs (storytimes, book talks, etc.) available via social media and library website
  • CCPL and WBL material due dates have been extended and staggered; please call your library or log into your library account to check your updated due dates.

CCPLS COVID-19 Reopening Plan
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