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COVID-19 and the Fraser Public Library

*Update August 21, 2020: Hey Fraser! We’re so happy to announce we are continuing with our reopening plan and now opening up reservations for computer access and browsing. In keeping with capacity limitations, a total of four 45-minute reservations per hour are available for our patrons. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Day of reservations will not be accepted.

Reservations for browsing and computers will start at 10:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat. and will go until 6:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and 3:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservation periods are for 45 minutes starting at the time of the reservation, not the time of arrival. At the end of the reservation period, all patrons will be escorted out of the building so we can sanitize and prepare for the next group.
Browsing reservations will start Monday, August 24. To make a reservation, please do the following:
Call the library at (586) 293-2055 24 hours in advance to make a reservation.
When you arrive for your scheduled time, we ask you to call the library so we can verify your name to let you in through the front door.
Patrons are allowed to bring no more than one additional person with them if needed, but encouraged to come alone if possible.
Additionally, pursuant to Executive Order 147, masks are required to enter the building if medically able. We kindly ask anyone presenting symptoms of COVID-19 to refrain from entering the building.
Curbside service WILL remain available for those wishing to pick up their holds, checkout materials, or needing to print, copy or fax without needing to use the computer first.

What Services Are Currently Offered

We are open for curbside pick-up!

To checkout materials please follow these steps:

  • To checkout a book or pick-up a hold, please call the library at (586) 293-2055 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A librarian will assist you and the library staff will grab your items for you.
  • When you arrive at the library, remain in your car and please call the library again to tell a staff member you’re outside along with your car model.
  • A staff member will roll your items out on a cart. Please allow the staff member to step 6 feet away before getting out and grabbing your materials.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Any books being brought back to the library must be placed in the book drop before or after the staff member comes outside. We will not accept returns on the cart for safety reasons.

FPL assures patrons that all returned materials are being properly sanitized and quarantined to prevent the spread of the virus.

Our WiFi remains on while the building is closed to the public and can be reached in the parking lot. We ask patrons respect physical distancing while on the library grounds. 

Printing, copying, scanning and faxing services are available at regular price. To utilize these services, please call us to make a reservation for coming into the library.

For patrons not ready to venture out yet, or those who want to take advantage of more services from their library, our online databases are available 24/7. This is a great way to access Ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines from the comfort of your home. There are also databases to learn more about different cultures, dig deep into your family history and to play fun, educational games with the kids. You can access these and more here: http://www.libcoop.net/menu/fra/alpha.html

We are pleased to announce our computers are available for use with making a reservation. To make a reservation, please call us at the library 24 hours in advance. Reservation periods are a max of 45 minutes and begin at the scheduled start time, not upon arrival of the patron. Our printing, copying, scanning and faxing services are available at regular price.

New DVDs are allowed to be checked out; however, staff will charge your account in the amount of $2/DVD/week to avoid handling cash. All bills will then be paid online via credit/debit card. Please keep in mind, if you checkout 5 or more DVDs, you need to pay your bill before you can checkout more materials from the library.

*Please be aware there is a $0.50 convenience charge to pay online. If you have less than $10 on your account, we recommend waiting for the building to open to pay in cash.

Browsing by reservation is now available. Please call the library 24 hours in advance to arrange a time to come in. Masks must be worn at all times. The children’s area is closed off for browsing, but our librarians are able to assist pulling materials from there when requested.

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