girl reading book while wearing face mask

Girl wearing a mask chooses a book

Central Rappahannock Regional Library will open branches to the public for 45-minute appointments starting Monday, October 12.

The new Library Express service enables expanded branch access to the public while prioritizing customer and staff safety. Customers will be able to make appointments to browse the collection; check out materials; use computers to print, copy, scan, and fax; and check out materials. Beginning Monday, October 12, customers will also be able to return items to the book drops 24/7.

Masks covering faces and noses, and temperature checks will be required, and staff will wear gloves when handling materials. Appointments are limited to 45 minutes, and everyone will be asked to maintain 6-feet physical distance. For everyone’s safety, customers should not visit a branch if they have a fever, symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the preceding 14 days.