Phase 2 Reopening

The library will be moving to curbside-only services and will be closed to the public starting Wednesday, November 18th, 2020. We will be monitoring announcements from the Governor's office and will re-open as soon as we can.


Staff will be in the building to process new books, pull your holds from the shelf, and bring your library materials out to you during our regular hours. Feel free to contact us in all the usual ways if you have questions or concerns during this time.


The below policies are not current. We are hopeful that we can resume open hours soon.



Starting June 23rd, 2020, the library will be offering new services during the Phase 2 reopening of Marion County, including curbside hold pickup and limited hours open to the public. Feel free to call, email, or message the library if you have any questions: 541-327-3826, jeffpl@ccrls.org, or our Facebook page.


Phase 2 Open hours:


     Monday:            Closed

    Tuesday:         2pm - 6pm
    Wednesday:    2pm - 6pm
    Thursday:        2pm - 6pm
    Friday:               Closed
    Saturday:        12pm - 4pm
    Sunday:             Closed


The following temporary safety rules apply during Phase 2:

These measures will help us to keep everyone in the Jefferson community safe and healthy. We are always watching for new guidance from health authorities, so these rules may be updated over time.

  1. IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL, OR SHOWING ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE LIBRARY IN PERSON. If you have a cough, sore throat, fever, loss of taste/smell, or severe tiredness, help us keep the community safe by setting up Libby, Kanopy, and other services you can access from home over the phone. We can help!

  2. Face coverings are required inside the building. We have some disposable masks to share, but we ask that you bring your own mask if you can. This measure is required in order for us to open to the public. If for any reason you are not able to wear a face covering, we are happy to bring your check-outs to you while you wait outside.

  3. Time in the library is limited to one hour per day. This includes time for browsing in the stacks, using public computers, and checking things out at the desk. 

  4. Maintain six feet of distance between members of your household and others. We've marked the floor six feet apart at the circulation desk so you can see easily where to line up. 

  5. Avoid contact with high-touch surfaces as much as possible. While browsing in the stacks, try to avoid touching materials that you don't intend to take with you. 

  6. Help children to keep safe. It can be tough to understand all these changes if you're a kid! Please help us keep the community safe by bringing littles out of the library if they are having trouble following the rules. 



Curbside Hold Pickup instructions

If you're still avoiding public spaces, or you can't wear a face covering, you can still check out books, movies, audiobooks, and all the rest! We will be offering Curbside Hold pickup from 10am until we close Tuesday-Thursday, plus Saturday. Here's how it works:

  1. Place holds on your account for books, movies, audiobooks, or anything else we normally check out to you in person. You can do this the usual way on our online catalog or you can contact us directly. If the items you've requested are available for you in Jefferson, we will pull them from the shelves and prepare them for you to pick up. The CCRLS courier is now running again, so you can request items from other libraries once more!

  2. Let us know when you've arrived at the library for pick up. You can call ahead (or simply knock on the door) and we will bring your checked-out items straight to you.

  3. The library will not be charging late fines until further notice. If are keeping a strict quarantine or are otherwise unable to return your library materials on their due date, no need to worry about any fines you see accruing on your account. They will be automatically waived when the materials are eventually returned. For a no-contact return option, our 24/7 secure book drop (located in the City Hall parking lot) is open and accepting returns. 

 

Frequently Asked Curbside Questions

 

I live outside Jefferson city limits, but I have a CCRLS library card. Can I get curbside pickup too?

If you are a CCRLS cardholder, you are eligible for curbside pickup with us, whether we are usually your home library or not! If your home library is one of the other CCRLS libraries, it is worth it to check with your home library to see what services they are currently offering; we are all adapting to changing conditions and you may be surprised what is newly available to you. 


I placed a hold on a book three weeks ago and it's still not ready! What gives?

Thankfully our courier service is up and running again and we can get items from most other CCRLS libraries, but due to COVID-19 precautions and other factors, it will take longer than usual to process holds through the courier. In addition, our notification systems are less reliable than we are used to and some forms of notifications aren't switched on at all, so you may not get your notices in the same way as before. We appreciate your patience with us as we work to improve our services and keep our communities safe. As always, we are happy to answer questions and follow up if you suspect there may be problems with one of your holds, so don't hesitate to reach out!

 

What measures are you taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

The library has separate staff work stations that are frequently sanitized. Returned items are quarantined for 24 hours or more to ensure they are free of contamination. Computer stations and their peripherals (mouse, keyboard, and headphones) are sanitized between each patron. Staff are using cloth face coverings. These and other measures are designed to protect the health and safety of staff and library users. We are constantly watching for new guidance from public health and government authorities on the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and we will be updating our protocols as new information becomes available.


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