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Patrons will be able to visit the library for 15 minute periods on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Patrons will be able to access some services inside of the Estacada library building starting on Monday, April 5.

After the building was closed to the public for over a year, Estacada Public Library patrons now will be able to access library services again, during designated times each week.

Beginning Monday, April 5, patrons will be able to visit the library at 825 N.W. Wade St. from noon to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. During these times, patrons will be able to pick up holds without an appointment, browse a curated collection of books and other materials, print documents, make copies and remain inside the library for 15 minutes. They will be able to ask library staff about obtaining new library cards, reference services, and retrieving materials from the library stacks.

Several services will remain unavailable, including sitting at tables and chairs and using the small meeting room or the Flora room. Public restrooms will also remain closed.

The library is following the Oregon Health Authority's protocols for social distancing and sanitization. The building's occupancy capacity is limited, and patrons may need to wait outside for their turn to enter.

Prior to reopening the building, library staff were offering phone and online services, appointments to pick up items on hold, printing and copying on request and take-and-make craft kits.

"It is our top priority to keep our staff and library users safe," Estacada library staff wrote in a press release. "We are happy to take this first step to getting our users back in the library and appreciate your understanding as we continue to navigate the pandemic."

For more information, visit cityofestacada.org/library.


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