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Library Operations & COVID Related FAQS

Library Hours:

Monday-Tuesday | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday | Noon to 6 p.m. 

Thursday-Friday | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday | Closed

This page will be periodically updated with information regarding how the Library’s operations have changed due to COVID-19. The building is open with a capacity limit of 50%, or 150 people.

Hours, donations, quarantine, and more are covered in the questions below.

Do I have to wear a mask when I enter the building?

Q: Do I have to wear a mask when I enter the building?

A:Masks are required starting July 3, according to an order from the Mayor. The Governor issued an order starting July 2 as well.

Mask wearing is recommended by the CDCreduces economic impact expended upon fighting viruses like COVID-19, and reduces exposure to viral load, giving our community time to recover and develop immunity.

Can I donate items like books, puzzles, or magazines to the Library?

Q: Can I donate items like books, puzzles, or magazines to the Library? 

A: Due to the rise in cases, the Library is NOT accepting donations of any kind right now.

Can I use a computer?

Q: Can I stop by to use a computer?

A: At this time, public computers are NOT available. Wifi is working and can be accessed using personal devices. It is not recommended to stay in the building longer than a half hour. Seating is extremely limited.

Can I print a document?

Q: Can I print a document?

A: Printing is available wirelessly from your device. Smartphones can print on our wifi. Here are instructions for Android and iOS devices. Assistance is limited due to social distancing, so staff will not be able to troubleshoot your device.

I returned items, but they still show as checked out?

Q: I returned my items, but my account still shows they are checked out?

A: Items are quarantined for 24 hours before they are checked in. Items returned on weekends see a longer quarantine period due to our closed hours on Sunday. Contact us if items stay on your account for longer than a week past your return date. We do not charge fines for overdue items.

Do you have yellow bags for recycling plastic available?

Q: Do you have yellow bags for recycling plastic available?

A: Yellow bags for recycling plastic is available upon request at the circulation desk.

Contact Us:

Phone: (512) 930-3551
Email: library@georgetown.org
Text: (512) 686-7247



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