Reopening Guidelines and Rules (Updated 5/27/21 @ 7:25 pm)

Update: Face coverings are no longer required when visiting the library as City Ordinance No. 3452 has been rescinded as of May 14 at 3 pm.

Read about the ending of the ordinance in full here. 


  • The library is open to the general public 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday
Dedicated Masked Hour on Saturdays from 9-10 a.m.
  • The library has a dedicated masked visiting hour for community members that are unvaccinated and/or at high risk for COVID-19.
  • The time takes place outside of the library's current operating hours on Saturdays from 9-10 a.m. 

Entering the Library

  • The only entrance and exit will be the South West sliding doors (main library entrance)
  • All other doors will be inaccessible, except in case of emergency or meeting room exit


  • Mask may be worn at personal discretion 
  • Separation of six feet from non-household members is still encouraged
  • Computers are not cleaned between each use but patrons may request cleaning supplies
  • All service desks have “sneeze guards”

Books and Materials

  • Curbside pick-up will continue for interested patrons
  • Catalog computers are available to look up items
  • Contactless checkout at the Checkout Desk and the self-checkout station will still be available.
  • Interlibrary Loan service can be requested

Returning Material

  • Materials may now be returned at either the inside or outside book drops

Computer Use

  • Public computers are available for use and maintain separation 
  • Keyboards are fitted with plastic covering and must not be removed
  • Computer components will not be cleaned between each session but cleaning supplies can be requested
  • Printing is available as normal via the vend station or through the remote printing feature from laptops and mobile devices

Office Services

  • Copying and fax services are available for use by one person at a time
  • Notary service is available. Please call or email for availability
  • Ask at the Help Desk if you must make an essential call using the library phone

Tables and Study Rooms

  • Table use is limited to one person or family group per table and should be used by those with longer research needs
  • The study room is open and available for use

Restrooms and Water Fountains

  • Restrooms are open
  • Water fountains have been turned back on. The drink vending machine is located in the main entrance lobby.

Meeting Rooms

  • All rooms except the auditorium in the North Building are available by reservation. Email or call (405) 372-3633 x8103 for more information and availability.
  • Room 138 (non-profit room) is open and available for use. 
  • Coffee and water service is not available, but you may provide your own drinks

Friends of the Library Continuous Sale

  • The sale is available again. It's located on the shelf near the circulation desk, on the side opposite of the holds shelf
  • Book donations are accepted. 

Programs and Classes

  • All library-provided programs and classes are taking place virtually or outdoors. Please visit our program registration page for more info about all upcoming programs, including outdoor storytime!


  • The library is accepting volunteers on an as-needed basis only. Check on availability by calling the Help Desk at (405) 372-3633 x8106.