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Libraries Open with Expanded Services

Live Oak Public Libraries are open with expanded services and safety practices.

 

Hours of Service

All library locations are open to the public. See below for exceptions.

  • Monday, 10 AM – 7 PM
  • Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM

Exceptions:

  • W. W. Law Library: Pickup / Drop-off service only, Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM.
    Call (912) 644-5903 or email law@liveoakpl.org for assistance.
  • West Broad Library: Monday and Friday, 2 PM – 6 PM; Tuesday through Thursday, 10 AM – 6 PM.
  • Bull Street Library Genealogy Room: By appointment only, Monday through Thursday.
    Call (912) 652-3697 to schedule a visit or click here to ask a question about genealogy/local history.

 

Expanded Services

Expanded Library services include:
  • Pick up / drop off materials: Customers may check out and return materials using self-checks, checkouts, and bookdrops. Front-door express curbside pickup service is still available by appointment. Call your library for assistance.
  • Public computers and internet: Customers may use a limited number of public computers for one hour per person per day. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Free wireless internet is accessible inside and outside of libraries.
  • Print, copy, fax: Prices vary by service.
  • Study Rooms: A limited number of study rooms are available with time limits and reduced occupancy on a first-come, first-served basis at Islands, Hinesville, Garden City, and Southwest Chatham Library.  Please contact the library location to request use.
  • Newspapers & Magazines: Newspapers are available to customers for in-library use. Libraries are circulating past issues of magazines and making current copies available in-house. Periodicals are always accessible online.

 

Safety as Priority

The safety of library customers, staff, and the community continues to be our highest priority. As we further increase access, adjustments to library operations are required due to concerns for public health. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with the following:
  • There are a limited number of people allowed in buildings at a time.
  • Signage is posted to remind customers about masks, social distancing, and proper hygiene.
  • Plexiglass shields are installed at service desks.  Services involve little or no person-to-person contact.
Library visitors must follow health and safety requirements in order to protect themselves and others:
  • Wear a face mask. 
  • Limit visits to 2 hours per person per day.
  • Maintain a minimum 6 feet in physical distancing.
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick or have symptoms of COVID-19.
Library staff are also expected to comply with safety requirements:
  • Pass screening before entering buildings.
  • Wear personal protective gear, including masks, gloves, and aprons as appropriate.
  • Respect social distancing and hygiene measures. 
  • Follow protocols for regular cleaning of surfaces and equipment.
Meeting room use, in-person outreach services, and book donations are still suspended due to safety precautions.

 

Programs

Live Oak Public Libraries provides virtual programs and services that all ages can enjoy. We invite you to visit our website and social media for the latest updates.
  • Calendar of Programs: See what's coming up and register for a virtual program.
  • Take & Make Craft Projects: Available at participating libraries while supplies last.
  • Book Groups: Connect with a virtual discussion about your favorite books, authors, or movies.
  • Grab & Go Meals: Free food service is at specific library locations in partnership with America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.
  • Ready Resources: Assistance for jobseekers, small businesses, and lifelong learning.
  • Virtual Programs: Find interesting ideas and things to do at home.

 

Library Accounts

While libraries are providing expanded services:
  • Please follow due dates listed on your account. Overdue fees and checkout periods are applicable.
  • If you have an expired library card, please renew your library card in person.
  • Digital-only accounts and new library cards are available.
  • Student PLAY accounts give Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and Effingham County School System students instant access to library resources using their student ID number just like a library card.

 

Commitment to Community

Live Oak Public Libraries remains focused on serving the community. We appreciate everyone's cooperation as continue to work through this phased process. Thank you for supporting public libraries.
 
You are always welcome at your library!