You can soon once again browse the book collection inside the Salina Public Library!
After a lengthy closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the library is scheduled to reopen the building to the public on Monday. The library will be open 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday–Saturday and noon–6 p.m. Sunday. Pickup Service will be available 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday–Saturday in the north entrance of the library. Visits are limited to 30 minutes, but visitors may stay up to an hour if they are using a computer or gaming equipment.
Services that are returning with access to the building include browsing the collection of books, media, newspapers and magazines, making copies in the Technology Center, computer use, gaming, and proctoring. The library will be following a disinfection routine throughout the day.
The library has continued to provide a host of digital services and Pickup Service while the building has been closed to the public. Access to e-books, audiobooks and more have been available through the library’s website — salinapubliclibrary.org. A few services will be added back at a later date.
In-person programs and McKenzie Center and meeting room reservations will remain temporarily unavailable. Donations of materials are not being accepted, at this time.
Patrons are asked not to visit the library if they are feeling ill. Face masks are required and frequent use of hand sanitizer and hand washing are encouraged. Entrance will be through the north doors only.