Indianapolis Public Library branches will reopen their doors to the public on Feb. 15.
Patrons will be allowed inside the facilities to use computers, browse collections, pick up items they’ve placed on hold, and check out materials through self-service kiosks. Programming and events will remain online.
Library officials said a one-hour time limit will be enforced if a branch reaches capacity. At Central Library, the one-hour limit will be enforced using a badging system. Mask wearing and social distancing inside buildings will be required.
The library shifted to limit in-branch services late last year as COVID-19 cases surged. The Library Board approved allowing patrons back in branches after consultation with Dr. Virginia Caine, director of the Marion County Public Health Department.
The Library said branches may close without notice for cleaning or staffing limitations due to COVID-19. Information on library locations, operating hours, and current service offerings is available on the library’s website.