Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) is pleased to announce that the Ashburn and Rust libraries will reopen to the public Friday, Sept. 11. The branches, which had previously been limited to Curbside Pickup Service since Aug. 31, will resume operations in accordance with the Commonwealth’s Phase 3 guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ashburn and Rust libraries have been designated as sites for the county’s K-6 Distance Learning Child Care Program; however, the branches are not needed at this time. The Board of Supervisors will reconsider the use of the libraries at its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15.
LCPL’s nine branches are open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curbside Pickup Service is also available at all branches.
Customers may return items to the library only during open hours. All returned items will be quarantined for at least four days before being removed from customers’ accounts. Patrons will not be subject to any late fees or penalties during this period.
“We are delighted to reopen Ashburn and Rust libraries,” said Loudoun County Public Library Director Chang Liu. “Today, staff is finishing work needed to reconfigure the branches so our customers can enjoy the libraries while adhering to social distancing standards.”
LCPL also operates the Law Library in downtown Leesburg, which is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.