Library announces new hours of operation

All branches of the Blue Ridge Regional Library are operating with new hours.

The Patrick library is staffed for front door curb service

Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The building remains closed to the public but continues to offer the following services:

Staffing to take calls, answer reference questions, make copies, send faxes and place holds for patrons to pick up at the front entrance. Holds also may be placed online.

The book drop is open for returns.

Returned materials will be quarantined and may not be checked in for at least 3 days.

There will be no late fees charged for any returned items.

Due to virus concerns, the library is not accepting book or magazine donations at this time.

Rick Ward, director of the library system, wrote in a recent update:
Virginia continues to operate under a State of Emergency. The library relies on the West Piedmont Health District as the local source for guidance. In determining library operations, the library board and director review data on a weekly basis that is provided by the Virginia Department of Health.
Our area is currently experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases.
We are taking a cautious approach to reopening and have determined that all library facilities will remain closed to the public at this time. Curbside services, public Wi-Fi access outside library buildings and virtual programming will continue. Library staff is available via telephone to provide assistance and we now offer copy, print, and fax services through our curbside service.
The Blue Ridge Regional Library is committed to protecting the health and safety of library patrons and staff during the pandemic.

Locally, call 694-3352, ext. 1, for more information.





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