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Libraries Reopen

Libraries Open with Limited Services

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

 

Limited Opening

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

Library hours are:
Monday, 10 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM

Exceptions:

Tybee Library also offers Express Curbside Service from 10 AM – 11 AM, Monday through Saturday. This special schedule is designed for seniors and higher-risk populations, but anyone can take advantage of the service. Call 912.786.7733 for more information or to arrange a curbside visit at another time.

W. W. Law Library is open for 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 is open Monday, 2 PM – 5 PM; Tuesday through Thursday, 10 AM – 5 PM; and Friday, 2 PM – 5 PM.

Access to the Genealogy Room at Bull Street Library is available by appointment only, Monday through Thursday. Please call 912-652-3697 to schedule your visit. You can also click here to ask a question about genealogy/local history.

 

Express Services

At this time, available library services at most locations include:
  • Pick up / drop off materials: Customers may check out and return materials using self-checks and bookdrops. Front-door express pickup service is still available by appointment. Call your library location for assistance.
  • Public computers and internet: Customers may use a limited number of public computers for up to one hour per person per day. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Wireless internet is also available both inside and outside of library buildings.
  • Print, copy, fax: Services are available by request. Fees apply.
  • Express Curbside Service: Offered at Tybee Library from 10 AM – 11 AM, Monday through Saturday. This special schedule is designed for seniors and higher-risk populations, but anyone can take advantage of the service. Call 912.786.7733 for more information or to arrange a curbside visit at another time.

 

Safety as Priority

The safety of customers and staff is our highest priority. As we increase access to the community, adjustments to library operations are necessary due to concerns for public health. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation with the following:
  • There will be a limited number of people allowed in buildings at a time.
  • Signage will remind customers about symptoms, social distancing, and proper hygiene.
  • Services will involve little or no person-to-person contact at this time. Plexiglass shields are installed at service desks.
We request that library visitors follow these guidelines, in order to protect themselves and others:
  • Wear a face covering. 
  • Limit visits to 1 hour 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.
  • Quarantine materials for 7 days before check-in.
Meeting room use, group gatherings, in-person programs, outreach services, and book donations are still suspended.

 

Library Accounts

While libraries are providing limited services:
  • Please follow due dates listed on your account. Overdue fees and checkout periods are applicable.
  • Expiring library cards are extended until September 30, 2020. Please renew your library card in person.
  • Digital-only accounts and new library cards are available.
Please be reminded that the quarantine of returned materials will result in a delay of items being removed from your account. You will not be fined for additional days that returned items are quarantined.

 

Virtual Programs

Live Oak Public Libraries provides virtual programs and services that all ages can enjoy at home. We invite you to visit our website and social media for the latest updates on activities this summer.

 

Commitment to Community

Live Oak Public Libraries remains committed to the community, especially as we face these difficult days together. We appreciate your patience and support as we work through this phased process. Thank you for looking to the future and going on the journey with us.
 
We are excited to welcome you back to the library.