RICHARDSON – The Richardson Public Library reopened this week with limited access, modified hours and new procedures following Executive Order GA-18 by Gov. Greg Abbott, which went into effect May 1. 

Some of the new things patrons will notice immediately are new plexiglass shields that have been placed on every public desk so there is a clear barrier between staff and the public.  New markings on the floor will help people practice social distancing while visiting the Library. There is also hand sanitizer scattered around the first floor with staff members wiping down tables and screens regularly. 

“We’re excited to see our patrons again. It’s been quiet in there without them, but we’re excited to move forward with our services,” said Susan Allison, Director of Library Services.

Since reopening the Library on Tuesday staff has seen a steady amount of people including 94 visits on Tuesday, 111 on Wednesday and 97 on Thursday.

Only 25 people at a time will be allowed in the Library’s first floor to access book displays, media (movies/music) and service areas for children and teens. All other floors will remain restricted until further notice.

The Library is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sundays 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Curbside checkout service will continue Monday through Saturday 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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