Lincoln Township Library greatly appreciates your patience and understanding during this time. Below are details of the library’s re-opening.
Our exterior book drop is open! Hours are limited to library open hours of service Monday thru Saturday.
Be sure to return your materials through the drive-through book drop prior to entering the building.
All returned materials are held for three (3) days prior to being checked in and sorted for holds and re-shelving. Our Quiet Reading Rooms are designated as a staff-only space for the purpose of processing returned material.
No-Contact Curbside Service
LTPL offers a no-contact curbside service for patrons. This service is available for a limited number of hours throughout the week* (*subject to change). Pick up times limited to:
- Patrons place holds by calling the library or emailing curbside @ lincolnlib.org.
- Limit of 5 items per cardholder per day, one pickup per day.
- Patron notification by phone when holds are ready. An appointment for pickup will be set at this time.
- Pick-Up. Patrons will be asked to park in a designated location and remain in their vehicle when a staff member approaches to verify last name and last 4 digits of card number. Bagged holds will be placed on the bench (preferred), or in vehicle trunk/backseat. Patrons may retrieve items from bench when staff are safely back inside the building.
Please make all returns through the exterior book drop. Material returns cannot be accepted at the Curbside Service point.
Building Open with Precautionary Measures
Our building reopened on Monday, June 8th with the following new measures in place:
One way Entry & Exit: The library’s original entry located outside the Lawrence Room is the new entrance into the building. Patrons exit through the current main entrance. Signage, directional arrows, and a staff greeter are available to help guide you.
Occupancy: The library’s capacity is currently limited to 25% of normal occupancy. Patrons will be able to enter as others exit when we reach that capacity.
Protective Barriers: Plexiglass separators are now installed at both service desks to protect both patrons and staff at interaction points.
Check Out: Patrons are asked to maintain social distancing practices when browsing for materials and waiting in line for check out at the service desk. Please make all returns through the exterior book drop. Material returns cannot be accepted at the Circulation Desk. EXCEPTIONS: A designated return point is available at the service desk to return Explore Kits and Playaway Launchpads.
Computer Access & Copier: The copier and limited computer stations, spaced for social distancing between patrons, will be available by sign-up or appointment to allow for cleaning processes to occur between use. Laptops are being prepared for circulation to increase computer access (launch date TBD). Computer assistance and tech help are extremely limited until we are able to implement a solution that maintains social distance when providing these services.
Programming: All program offerings will remain virtual for the time being. Outdoor programs are being explored.
Meeting Rooms: As all of our meeting room spaces are otherwise designated (for storage, quarantine, and curbside service), meeting room reservations are unavailable for the time being. Applications for use will not be accepted until a date is determined for room availability.
Donations: The library is not accepting donated materials for the time being.
MeL and Interlibrary Loan: These services have been suspended by the State with no definite date to resume. Once we receive information about the return of this service, we will communicate that with our patrons via our E-Newsletter, Facebook, and our website.
Face Coverings Required: Per state executive orders 2020-97 and 2020-110, face coverings are required to enter the library.
Wellness Check: For the safety of other patrons and library staff, please refrain from visiting the library if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms. Feel free to use this free symptom screening resource made available by Spectrum Health Lakeland.
Social Distancing: Patrons are asked to practice social distancing (from those not in their household) by remaining six feet away from others.
Clean Hands: Patrons are encouraged to practice good hygiene by sanitizing or washing their hands with soap and water after handling library materials.