Re-Opening Guidelines

The Turner Free Library has re-opened for holds pickups, in-library computer use, and limited seating.

The Library will be operating with reduced hours:

  • Monday-Thursday| 11am - 7pm

  • Friday-Saturday | 11am - 3pm 


All materials returned in the book drop or via delivery are quarantined for 96 hours in compliance with the most recent findings of the REALM Project

For everyone's safety:

  • A face mask or covering is required for anyone over the age of two (unless you have a medical condition) for all library services. Please keep your mask over your mouth and nose at all times

  • Observe all social distancing markers and signage and follow staff direction. Failure to comply with these, or any other library policy, could result in expulsion from the library

  • If you need assistance, please speak to library staff through and not around the safety shields

  • Do not visit if you have any COVID-19 related symptoms

  • Respect your neighbors by covering your cough, washing your hands, and practicing social distancing

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we resume library services safely!

Available Library Services, December 2020

  • Library newsletter

  • Holds pickups

  • Digital books, movies, music and more

  • Virtual programs   

  • Borrowing of discounted museum passes 

  • In-library computer use; limited to 1 hour per day

  • In-library seating

  • Faxing

  • Copying

  • Scanning

  • Printing (exact change required) 

  • High-Touch Collection of library materials for browsing

Unavailable Library Services

  • Studio use

  • Meeting room reservations

  • Browsing the complete collection of library materials (although we would be happy to grab them for you!)

  • Use of library newspapers

  • Access to Children's Room

  • Use of the library's water fountain

  • Teen Room access

Safety Precautions

  • All library materials are quarantined for 96 hours upon return

  • Building capacity is limited according to state and local guidelines

  • The library building, including restrooms, is cleaned and disinfected regularly. View the cleaning schedule here.

  • Cleaning supplies are available for anyone wishing to wipe down their table or computer station before use. Waterproof keyboards and mice are available at all library computers, allowing for disinfection.

Turner Free Library

Special Hours:

Mon-Thur: 11am-7pm

Fri-Sat: 11am - 3pm