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Lafayette Public Library Re-Opens with New Guidelines

Social distancing and low occupancy enforced
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Posted at 5:31 AM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 07:22:25-04

While many libraries across Acadiana are only offering curbside services, the Lafayette Public Library is open and ready for business with slight changes.

Regular hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Library will maintain 25 percent occupancy and certain areas will be limited to the number of guests. This includes areas of high usage like children's departments.

Fines are not being charged at this time and any returned material is being quarantined for 72 hours.

There is no charge for copies, prints, or faxes at this time, but they will be limited to five pages per person per day.

Only about one-third of computers will be available for two hours at a time. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. The Library says that those accessing computers must use their own headphones.

Reservations for study rooms can be made over the phone only and will be limited to two people per room.

People are encouraged to keep their visits short and wear face masks.

They are also encouraged to use online resources to download e-books and audio books and use drive-thru services to pick up their holds.

Of course, if you have any questions you can call the library at 261-5787.

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