Scottsboro Library Reopens with Restrictions

Scottsboro Library Reopens with Restrictions

By B. A. Little, Reporter •

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The wearing of masks will be required for entry into The Scottsboro Library. The wearing of gloves is highly recommended.  

The Scottsboro Library will offer a special time for senior adults and individuals that are immune-compromised and at high risk.   Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. will be a time for adult seniors and individuals that are immune-compromised and high risk. 

The library will close from 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. for cleaning.

It will reopen from 1:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m for general patrons. The library’s book drop remains open for daily book returns.

Only 10 patrons will be allowed in the building at any given time. Each patron will be allotted 15 minutes to make their book selections. A library card must be present at the time of checkout. Please have your card available when you come to the library.

In-person service in the library building will be restricted to checkout and return of library materials and the making of a new library card. All library materials returned will be quarantined for three days (72 hours) before being re-circulated as a precautionary measure.  

Library staff will control access at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Staff reserves the right to deny access to patrons who appear to be sick (ie coughing, sneezing). At this time only one-family member may enter the library for check-out of materials. Please have all library cards with you when you arrive at the library.

No children will be allowed in the facility during Phase 1. Please bring the library cards of your children with you to check-out materials for them. Library staff will be unable to provide lengthy one-on-one technology assistance at this time due to social distancing requirements.

Curbside assistance is not available at this time due to social distancing. However, books can be placed on hold for pickup at the library by calling 256-574-4335. Give your library card number over the phone and bring your card with you when you come to claim items at the front desk.

During phase one, only three items will be allowed to check out. One 7-Day book will be allowed per person to be checked out. All books and audiobooks will have a one-week due date. Movies will have a three-day due date. No renewals during this time.

At this time, the library will continue with the suspension of all programming, meeting room use, and use of public computers and any other use of the building by patrons other than the controlled checkout mentioned above. 

There will be no public restroom access until further notice. Copies and faxes are unavailable at this time. There will be no public seating areas in the library. 

The library will not be taking book donations at this time, however, they will in the future.