Amherst County Public Library

Reopening Information

Reopening Information

COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Phase III

After a long time, the library has reopened! While we are taking precautions to protect the public and staff, we no longer require appointments for library services. For those not wanting to come in the building, we continue to provide Curbside Service.

· No more appointments required.

· Buildings are open from 10:00-5:30 Monday-Friday, Monday until 7:30 at Madison Heights, Tuesday until 7:30 at Amherst, Saturdays 10:00 until 1:30.

· Building use is limited and follows all social distancing guidelines.

· No lounge seating and limited table use.

· Computer Seating: no more than 4 per library, which may not be shared.

· Patrons are encouraged to wear face masks according to state guidelines. Staff are continuing to wear masks and to social distance when helping patrons.

· All computers, tables, and counters are disinfected throughout the day.

· Rare books are not currently available.

· Items may be returned to internal or external book drop box and will be checked in as normal and cleaned as possible before being shelved.

· The meeting room is not available for use.

· There will be no live programs.

· Each desk has two self-check units for patrons to use.

· Curbside pick-up may be used in addition to these services. Curbside hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am-5:30 pm.

· Printing, fax, and copying services are available.

· Fines and fees are accruing again. (No fines or fees charged from March 17, 2020 – May 3, 2021.)

Please help the library provide a safe and secure environment for all of our users.

  • Amherst Library
    434.946.9488, ext. 1
    382 South Main Street
    P.O. Box 370
    Amherst, VA 24521
    Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-5:30pm
    Tues 10am-7:30pm
    Sat 10am-1:30pm

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  • Madison Heights Library
    434.946.9488, ext. 2
    200 River James Shopping Center
    Madison Heights, VA 24572
    Mon 10am-7:30pm
    Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10am-5:30pm
    Sat 10am-1:30pm

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