Reopening Guidelines

The Middleborough Public Library will reopen to the public on Monday, July 20th. 

The Library will be operating with reduced hours:

  • Monday-Thursday | 10am - 5pm
  • Saturdays | 9am - 1pm 
In compliance with the state guidelines, only 50 patrons will be allowed in the building at one time.
 
Patrons will be asked to keep their visits to 1 hour.
 
The Children's Room will be restricted to 18 persons at one time.

All materials returned in the book drop or via delivery are quarantined for 96-hours. 
 
Continued Library Services
  • Virtual story times and programming
  • Library newsletter
  • Curbside pickup services
  • Library databases
  • e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines
  • Virtual meetings
  • Return of materials to the outside book drops only
 
   
 

Expanded Library Services
  • Checking out of materials in the Library
  • Browsing of the Library's collection
  • Placing of material holds (for SAILS Library Network ONLY)
  • Checking out of magazines 
  • Borrowing of library passes (limited to the venues open)
  • Public computing (45 minutes per person per day)
  • Public restrooms
  • Faxing
  • Copying
  • Printing
  • Notary Services (by appointment on Fridays ONLY)
  • Geneaology room (by appointment)

Services Still Not Available

  • Borrowing of the toys and puppets
  • Offering of programming and events in the building
  • Studying or seating
  • Using the Library's WIFI network within the building
  • Tutoring
  • Reading of newspapers
  • Reserving and use of the meeting and study rooms
  • Using of the Nature Playspace
  • Opening of the Friends' Bookstore
  • Accepting donations
 

  
 

For everyone's safety
  • Please stay home if your're sick or not feeling well.
  • Wear your mask properly inside.
  • Limit your interactions with staff and other patrons.
  • Keep a 6-foot distance from others.
  • Refrain from hanging out, congregating, and sitting on the floor.
  • Respect the safety shields at our service desks; speak through and not around them.