The Fresno County Public Library (FCPL) will reopen and provide limited services at most of its branches beginning Monday, May 18, 2020. Services will include the ability to place holds by phone, checkout material and obtain printouts via mobile printing options.
The exact details for the delivery of these services will vary from branch to branch depending on factors such as the design of the building and the availability of staff. FCPL will be serving the public, but in a limited capacity out of an abundance of caution for all members of the community. At this time, only library staff may enter the buildings. Patrons may still reserve books and other library materials and staff will have it ready to pick up at a designated time and place outside of the branches. If printed copies are needed, the same arrangement can be made via mobile printing options.
A schedule of all open branches and the new hours of operation will be posted on FCPL’s website, fresnolibrary.org. Please check the library’s website for exact hours of operation and please call your local branches during these hours for assistance and details regarding materials checkout and printing capabilities. As always, the 24/7 online services of FCPL remain unchanged and available during this time of crisis.
“The Fresno County Public Library appreciates our community’s patience and understanding as we navigate through unchartered waters at this time in bringing services back to our community. We ask that you call your local branches for more service details, please adhere to social distancing practice thoroughly and take all precautions to protect yourself from the COVID-19 virus,” states County Librarian, Raman Bath.
For more information, please visit www.fresnolibrary.org.