COVID-19 (Library News)

Update June 26:

See below for the City’s official Health and Safety Policy. 

Mansfield Health and Safety Policy

The Mansfield Public Library will be reopening Wednesday, May 20. The modified hours are now 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturdays. Curbside pick up will still be available.  Please be mindful when visiting the library, it will open with the following limitations in place:open hours with welcome back Mansfield stamp

  • Patrons may use the library to check out materials, use the public computers (limited computers available), scan, fax and   make copies.
  • All computer sessions are limited to 30 minutes per patron.
  • Library patrons must maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet and masks are encouraged.
  • There will be no in-person programs at this time. Story times, library programs and all other in person meetings are all cancelled to facilitate social distancing. 
  • No extended stays or social gatherings are permitted. Majority of the seating areas have been moved as a precaution to help limit the spread of COVID-19.  
  • Library meeting rooms will be unavailable until further notice.

  1. Reopening FAQ's
  2. Curbside FAQ's
  3. Mayor Cook's Message
  4. E-card Application

Reopening FAQ’s:

Will curbside pick up still be available during this process?

Yes! We are excited to still offer curbside pick-up to you. Simply follow the steps in order to place your hold and pick up at the front of the library.

When will in-person programming resume?

At this time, we do not have a date for when in person programming will resume. Your librarians are hard at work making sure you will have a wonderful virtual programming experience this summer. In order to keep everyone safe and healthy and avoid gathering in large groups, all summer programming will be scheduled virtually and can be streamed through the library’s Facebook or YouTube channel. The library is here for you!

Can I bring my donations to the library?

Due to the health and safety concerns, the library will not be accepting donations at this time. Please do not donate any books using the library book drop during this time.

Can I browse library items on the shelves?

 Yes, however, if you handle items without checking them out, please place them on our designated blue carts throughout the library. These items will need to be quarantined for 96 hours before being shelved again to prevent the possible spread of Covid-19.

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