Harris Library is open on a limited basis

Harris Library is open on a limited basis

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., is now opening for limited in-person services.

Patrons are required to wear a face covering and adhere to physical distancing protocol when visiting the library. There will be time and capacity limits so there may be a wait before entering the building.

Library staff will be stationed at the front entrance to monitor the number of people inside. Patrons will be able to pick up their holds at the checkout desk and an appointment is not needed for this service. Curbside pickup appointments will still be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays by calling 401-767-4126. Limited browsing will be available in some areas of the library.

Notary and photocopying services will be offered as walk-in services. Computer use is in the reference area and by appointment only. The teen and children’s computers are not available for use at this time. Patrons are allowed one sign-on per day for 30 minutes maximum. Anyone wishing to use a computer must speak directly with a reference librarian to set up and confirm the appointment by calling 401-767-4124. Self-service faxing is available by credit or debit card payment only.

The library hours open and available for in-person services are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon, and 2 to 5 p.m. The 30-minute computer use hours on these days will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday hours are 10 a.m.-noon and 2-6 p.m. The 30-minute computer use hours on Wednesdays will be 10-11:30 a.m., and 2-5 p.m. The library is closed Monday-Friday from noon to 2 p.m. for sanitizing.

All items are to be returned in the outside book drop. DVDs and other media should be wrapped in a paper or plastic bag and secured with rubber bands. All returns are quarantined for up to 72 hours. All returns are backdated to the date of return in the book drop. The library is not accepting book donations at this time.

For more information, visit woonsocketlibrary.org or facebook.com/woonsocketlibrary or call 401-769-9044.