Fayetteville Public Library to reopen May 18 with limited services, additional guidelines

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The Fayetteville Public Library will reopen on Monday, May 18 with limited services and additional guidelines, library officials announced today.

The library will limit capacity to no more than 50 patrons inside at one time, with required face coverings and reduced hours. The full guidelines will be posted at the library’s entrance, as well as on the library’s website. The library will only be available for browsing materials and checking them out via self-serve kiosks. Computer and study stations will remain closed.

“It’s important to us that we invite our community back inside as soon as it is safe to do so,” said library executive director David Johnson. “Though we can’t offer all of our services right away, we are happy to comply with government recommendations in order to provide our residents with what we can.”

The decision to reopen the library coincides with Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s determination that large indoor venues were clear to open, with restrictions on May 18.

The library has been closed to visitors from the public since March 16, though it has been open for curbside pickup and some other services.

Despite the plans to open, the library is still encouraging use of its curbside and virtual services when possible.

For a bit more info, visit faylib.org.