Library branches to reopen Monday, June 15

Our library branches to reopen on Monday, June 15

The Beaufort County Library system is pleased to announce that its branches will reopen to the public with new protocols starting Monday, June 15.

In the interest of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting County employees and the public, library administration has announced several temporary changes to operations that are in line with the public health guidelines put forth by DHEC and the CDC. Read full details on the Beaufort County Government site.

  • All library branches will reopen to their normal opening hours but will close at 4:00pm daily to ensure proper cleaning and sanitizing

  • Bookmobiles will resume service to a limited number of stops starting July 6th. Check our Bookmobile page for the latest updates and the July route schedule (coming soon)

  • Visits to the Beaufort District Collection (BDC) will be available by appointment only

  • Curbside service Curbside service will continue to be offered during branch operating hours

Our library buildings have been deep-cleaned and surfaces continue to be sanitized daily. Employees have been provided with cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, and face coverings, which they are required to wear in the workplace.

The following changes have been implemented:

  • All visitors to County buildings (including library branches) will be required to wear a face covering while there

  • Restrictions on the number of customers allowed in facilities pursuant to state/local recommendations

  • Cough-guards installed at service counters

  • Floor markers and signs displayed

  • Furniture arranged to allow for social distancing

Library services:

  • Books and movies can be checked out at service desks and self-checkout machines

  • Public restrooms will be open

  • Public computers are not available at this time

  • Copier/scan/fax/email self-service machines will be available

  • Library meeting rooms are not available at this time

  • Library programs (for youth & adults) are suspended until further notice

Library cardholders can continue to access the library’s online resources such as Hoopla, cloudLibrary, Flipster Digital Magazines, Lynda.com Online Learning Suite and Ancestry.com Library Edition.

We thank you for your patience, support, and understanding as we closely monitor COVID-19 developments and work to mitigate issues related to the temporary closure and reopening of our library system.

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