Press Release

Morley Library Phase 2 and 3 Reopenings on June 24 and July 6

 

 

Painesville, OH—After closing its doors on March 13 in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the community, Morley Library continued offering programming for all ages on Facebook and access to digital media via its website, then instituted a Phase 1 reopening consisting of drive-thru pickup of materials and telephone reference service in mid-May. Hours of operation are 9am – 5pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 11am – 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday; and 10am – 2pm on Saturday. These hours will remain in effect until further notice.

The Library is now ready to enter the next phases of reopening to the public. Phase 2 will consist of appointment-only access to computers as of Wednesday, June 24. Patrons wishing to use a computer may call the Library at (440) 352-3383 to schedule an appointment. Computers may be reserved for 1 hour and appointments are limited to one per day per patron. Per the Library’s Public Health Emergency Policy, patrons must always wear a cloth or disposable mask in the building, and Library staff will provide disposable masks if necessary. Appointments may be made for children 15 and younger, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Library staff are not able to provide computer assistance during appointments at this time. No walk-in/drop-in computer use will be available.

The Library will expand access on Monday, July 6, with Phase 3. Patrons may continue to make appointments for PC use and will also be permitted open access to browse materials and receive help from staff at all public service desks. Building capacity will be monitored and limited so that safe distancing is possible. Children aged 15 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the Library. Per the Library’s Public Health Emergency Policy, patrons must always wear a cloth or disposable mask in the building, and Library staff will provide disposable masks if necessary. We ask that patrons time their visit to give priority to vulnerable individuals (those with underlying conditions or otherwise immunocompromised) during the first hour of each day. We also ask that patrons plan their visits to be as brief as possible in order to maintain a safe environment for all, and to continue using the drive-thru window whenever possible.

Please note that until further notice the Genealogy & Local History Room is closed to the public with no patron access to Genealogy Room resources or materials.

Patrons are asked to continue returning all materials through the outside book drop until further notice. All materials will continue to be quarantined for 72 hours to ensure safety.