A message from Library Director Doug Koschik
Having received input from staff members, health departments, and other local public libraries, the Baldwin Public Library has decided on a re-opening plan:
Level 5: Staff Only BPL
On Monday, June 8, the Baldwin Public Library will begin its phased reopening plan by accepting the return of checked-out materials. As we process and quarantine a large volume of items, please allow up to seven days for items to show as returned on your library account. Fines are not accruing on items at this time. All items checked out before March 15 are due August 1, 2020. Both the curbside drop box and the entry-level return box will be open for returns.
Level 4: Curbside BPL
Beginning Monday, June 15,
will be available to patrons at the following times:
- Monday to Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
You can request items
online or on the phone
, and then call or text when you arrive at the Library. Staff will deliver your items to the sidewalk. Telephone and e-mail reference service will be available.
Level 3: Grab and Go BPL
Starting on Monday, July 6, the public will be allowed into the building for short periods of time, with masks and social distancing required. Aisles between the stacks will be one-way. Regular Library hours will resume. There will be a 30-minute time limit at public computers. Curbside delivery will continue.
Level 2: Six-Foot BPL
The start date is still to be determined. There will be a 60-minute time limit at public computers. The photocopier, fax, and scanner will be available, as will study rooms. Proctoring will become available again, and the book sale table in the lobby will be open for business.
Level 1: An Even Better BPL
The start date is still to be determined. All library services will resume, including in-person programs. Room rentals will be available, and donations to the Friends of the Library book sale will be accepted.