Amherst County Public Library

Reopening Information

Reopening Information

COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Phase III

After a long time, the library is about to reopen on Monday, May 3, 2021. A day that seemed far off is finally here! While we are taking precautions to protect the public and staff, we will no longer require appointments for library services. For those not wanting to come in the building, we will continue to provide Curbside Service.

· No more appointments required.

· Effective Date: May 3, 2021.

· Buildings will be 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 will be limited and will follow all social distancing.

· No lounge seating and limited table use.

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

· Patrons must wear face masks according to state guidelines.

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

· Magazines and newspapers may not be read in the library or checked out.

· Items may be returned to internal or external book drop box and must be quarantined before recheck.

· The meeting room is not available for use.

· There will be no live programs.

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

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

· Restrooms and water fountains closed.

· Printing, fax, and copying services will be available.

· Fines and fees will accrue again. (No fines or fee 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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