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COVID-19 and the Fraser Public Library

Update 3/4/2021 – effective Friday, 3/5/2021 the Fraser Public Library is operating at 50% capacity. The library will continue to be open for 45 minutes each hour and closed the last 15 minutes of the hour for cleaning. Plea

Update 1/26/2021 – The Fraser Public Library is Opening Up the Building for Browsing and Computer Use.

After having the building closed to the public once more due to health concerns, the Fraser Public Library is opening for patrons to browse and use the computers.
Starting Monday, Feb. 1, patrons may come into the library to browse the stacks, choose new titles and have access to our electronic services. The library will open at the beginning of each hour and close 45 minutes after to be thoroughly disinfected. The library with then reopen at the start of the hour.
A maximum of 12 patrons are allowed in the library at a time to follow capacity limits set in place by the state and local health departments. Upon entering the library, we ask patrons know the following:
• Laminated cards will be located at the front of the library; we ask each person entering the library grab one so we can ensure we don’t exceed capacity.
• Patrons will have up to 45 minutes in the library depending on time entered. The library will close 45 minutes past the hour, each hour to clean heavily trafficked areas. To ensure patrons have enough time, we encourage them to promptly arrive at the start of the hour.
• Computers will be available without a reservation, but same time constraints apply and patrons will have a maximum of 45 minutes at a time on the computer depending on time of arrival.
• Upon exiting the building, we ask patrons to place their laminated card in the basket at the circulation desk to be disinfected for the next patron.
If at any point the library reaches capacity, the doors will be temporarily locked until capacity can accommodate more patrons.
Library hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Additionally, pursuant to the CDC, state and local health department suggestions, 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 is still available for patrons wanting to pick up holds or additional materials over the phone.
The transition to opening the library for electronic access is stage 5 of the library re-opening policy.

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 come by via curbside.

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:

Computers are available for walk-in use for up to 45 minutes. Please read the above guidelines to plan for an appropriate amount of time needed on the computers.

We’re open for browsing! Please read the above guidelines for a safe a fun trip to the library.

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