Services are continuing to open up at Drake Public Library. Curbside Pickup has worked so well for the last month and we are ready to open the library for some limited services inside the building. Thank you for your patience as we have navigated the requirements for making library services safe for both staff and the public.
Stage 3 – Starting Monday June 15
In addition to Stage 2 services (Curbside Pickup): Computer use by Individual Appointment. One hour for computer use for up to three people (over the age of 15) at a time in the adult area. One hour for computer use for one person (child, under the age of 18 but over the age of 9, per the library’s Unattended Child Policy) at a time in the children’s area. Call the library at 641-856-6676 during regular business hours to set your appointment.
Things to Remember
Be on time and enter through the lower level entrance. Knock for entry.
You must wear a mask while in the library. If you don’t have a mask, you will be asked to reschedule. Libraries must still take measures to allow for social distancing and follow guidelines from the Iowa Department of Public Health, including maintaining six-feet of social distancing, maintaining good hygiene and wearing a cloth mask.
Adults scheduled to use the main floor computers should use the elevator to go to 1 Main Floor. (Stairwell and Floor 2 are both closed to the public at this time)
Check in at the circulation desk for your assigned computer. (No switching computers during appointment)
Printing is allowed during appointment times. Please let staff now when and how many pages you will be printing. (Regular prices apply) Other services; Photocopying, Fax, Scan to email, ONLY for materials printed in house during appointment time and only with staff supervision. No outside paper at this time. (All materials coming into the building are currently quarantined for 72 hours before staff handling)
You will be given a 15 minute then a 5 minute “heads up” before the end of your time and then you will be required to leave. The computers and the elevator will be cleaned between each set of appointment times. You may call to set up another appointment any time.
When you leave, you will leave through the Lower Level door using the elevator.
For the safety of our staff and patrons, if you are ill or have come in contact with someone with COVD-19 please cancel your appointment.
A two week observation period will determine adding Browsing by Individual Appointment, determined upon adequate availability of public area sanitation supplies and a decline in positive cases in Appanoose County.