St. Joseph County Library reopens with adjustments

NOW: St. Joseph County Library reopens with adjustments


ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – St. Joseph County libraries are reopening with some COVID-19 adjustments which will include quarantining books for three days once returned and limiting occupancy and seating.

They will also be cleaning and sanitizing surfaces throughout the facilities regularly.

Computers and self-service machines will be available with limited capacity to promote social distancing.

Before their reopening, the library began to offer curbside pickup and they also increased the amount of e-books offered due to the pandemic.

“We had digital resources ready at hand so we were able to pivot very quickly to offer more e-books,” said Jennifer Henecke, Communications Manager at St. Joseph County Public Library. “We expanded user limits and the number of books you can check out on your digital device.”

The staff says they are looking forward to getting back to something closer to normal.

“People do come here to gather and to have a community place with story times and programming,” said Henecke. “And we’re looking forward to a time when we are further along in the reopening process when we can start reintroducing some of those aspects of our service.”


For those that are not comfortable being inside of the library just yet, they are still offering curbside pickup.

Visit St. Joseph County Library’s website for more information on their reopening process.

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