The Atlantic County Library System will reopen its doors to the public at four of its nine branches on Monday, July 6.
The branches in Egg Harbor Township, Galloway, Hammonton and Mays Landing will be open Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The first hour of each day, however, will be designated for use by those at high risk for COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control. This includes the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.
“We look forward to reopening so our residents and visitors can once again enjoy this important community resource,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson.
Each branch will operate at 25 percent capacity as mandated by the state and all patrons and staff will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
Computer use will be limited to 30 minutes, by appointment. Patrons may call their local branch to reserve a date and time.
To help limit in-person interactions, patrons are encouraged to request items in advance online or by phone so they can be ready for pick up.
Curbside pickup is also available at all nine branches, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and external book drops are in place for the easy return of materials.
The remaining five branches in Brigantine, Egg Harbor City, Pleasantville, Somers Point and Ventnor are expected to reopen as of Monday, July 13 and will be available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the first hour of each day reserved for high-risk patrons.
Visit www.atlanticlibrary.org for more information.