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Main Library now open limited hours

The main library in Elizabethtown is now open 1-5 pm Monday through Friday.

We are so grateful that you have been supportive of the new way we have been providing services and materials to you.  We are ready to open but still need your patience and understanding since our service will look a bit different. We ask that you please wear a mask or face covering when entering the building. A staff member will meet you in the lobby to offer you hand sanitizer and to answer your questions.

Per government guidelines, we must limit the number of people who can be in the Library at any one time. In order to allow as many visitors access to the building as possible, we are providing quick services such as:

  • Grab and go browsing of items
  • 30 minutes of public computer use, but for your safety, staff will not be able to assist you.
  • Quick reference assistance and reader’s advisory
  • Copy, scan and fax services
  • Library card applications
  • Wi fi available with your own device, 30 minute time limit

Depending on the number of people visiting at any one time, there may be a wait to get into the building. Additionally, you may notice the furniture has been moved. Due to occupancy limits per governmental guidelines, during this phase of the Library’s reopening, our focus is on allowing patrons to quickly come in and complete their business. However, if you need the assistance of a chair, please ask a staff member.

Overdue fines will not be charged until July 1st. Please continue to use our bookdrops for returned items.

We are still offering curbside pick-up service at the North Branch in Radcliff on Tues, Thurs, and Fri from 1-4 pm only.  Call 270.351.9999 to request materials or use your Atriuum account in our catalog at hcpl.info   Curbside is still available at the main library, Monday through Friday, 1 to 4 pm. Call 270.769.6337 to reserve items or you may place holds with your Atriuum account our our website.

We are still offering online materials through Overdrive and Libby as well as access to our databases.

We are getting our bookmobile back on the road for contact free drop off porch service. Our regular patrons will be contacted by our bookmobile librarian for scheduling.

Our outreach librarian will be picking up book kits from child care centers soon and looking at rescheduling services to them in a different manner.

Our online kids, adult, and teen summer reading programs are ongoing through June and July and proving to be well attended and very enriching.  Kids’ craft kits for summer reading are available for pick up.

Unfortunately, we still have to say no to a few of our services such as browsing magazines, newspapers, meeting room use, study room use, and genealogy room use.  At this time we can’t allow tutoring, in-person programming, or AARP tax help. All interactive and programming items (puzzles, toys) are put away for now. We can’t receive book donations either, but hope to have our Friends of the Library Volunteers back later to help plan a late summer or early fall book sale, possibly outdoors. 

Originally Published on Monday, June 8, 2020
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