Announcements

CLOSED
We will be closed on Monday, August 3rd for the Civic Holiday.

Re-opening Begins:

As of Monday, July 20th, we will be allowing patrons into the library to select their own books from the shelves again. The following restrictions will be in place:

  • Masks are required inside the building
  • No children under 12 years of age will be admitted
  • A maximum of 6 patrons will be permitted inside at a time
  • Physical distancing inside the library is required
  • Returns will only be accepted through the drop box

    Curbside pick-up will remain available for anyone who requires or prefers it. Recreation equipment is not yet available for loan. Please remember to bring your library card with you. Patrons will be asked to sign-in at the front desk.

    Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19.

Do Your Kids Miss Browsing the Shelves?
We know that not being able to browse makes it hard to choose books, especially for kids. If one of our younger patrons (or their parent or guardian of course) sends us a bit of information on what they might like to read we will do our best to select one or more books from our collection that could be a good fit. We would want to know the age or reading level of our young patron and a genre or subject of interest. An  author or series that has been previously read and enjoyed can also be helpful.

Computer use:
Starting on Monday, June 15th we will be allowing a limited number of patrons inside the library to use the computers. Patrons will remain unable to browse or touch the books or other materials. Patrons wishing to use the computers must call ahead to set up an appointment and must wear a mask (please bring your own) inside the building.

Re-opening:
We will be re-opening to a modified version of service on May 25th. We will remain unable to allow patrons into the library but will be able to loan and collect materials. Patrons must submit a request list through email -please use  staff@augustalibrary.com , Facebook messenger, or by phone. Please make sure to include on the request list your name and phone number, as well as the title and author of any requested book. We are not accepting donations at this time.

Returns:
We will only be accepting returns through our return box during regular hours. No fines will be applied to loaned materials before June 30th, so there is no need to rush to return items.

Museum passes and recreation equipment loans will not be available.

Thank you all for your understanding and patience as we continue to navigate through the challenges of Covid-19.

 

WiFi Access

We’re closed but our WiFi is open! WiFi access is available outside the library building from 7:30 AM to 9 PM every day. No password is required. Please remember to maintain physical distancing between people from different households and to not touch any shared surfaces (railings, public seating) while accessing WiFi.

Learn new Computer Skills

Hundreds of online courses are available for free through TechBoomers. Something for everyone! Here is the library link to choose your training category.    TechBoomers


Recreation Lending Library

Items in this new collection are now available to borrow. Recreation items have a three day borrowing period. A list of this collection can be viewed HERE.

Borrowers must sign a liability release form as well as put down a deposit for every borrowed item with a value of $50 or more. The liability release form and a list of the items that require a deposit can be found HERE.



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