Library Reservations

make a reservation

The Library building is open and operating under a new service model that promotes social distancing and limits capacity. We are thrilled to start this next phase of service, which provides direct access to the collections. Reservations are required. 

Make your reservation! 

Reservation details: 

  • Reservations can be made up to one week in advance. Limit one visit per day.
  • Online reservations should be made three hours in advance of their start time.
  • Visits are limited to one hour and are for browsing the collection and checkouts.
  • Every person entering the building will need a reservation. Exception: Infants in carriers or strollers.
  • Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult or child over the age of 12.
  • Masks are required.

 

Things that will not be available:

  • Cafe service
  • Creative Studios
  • Drop-in visits to the Library
  • Exchange of money (for fines, printouts, or copies). Please bring a credit card. 
  • Extended stays
  • In-person events (check elmlib.org/athome for more information about Summer programs)
  • In-person Technology Help (get help online at elmlib.org/videochat)
  • The Makery
  • Meeting and Study Rooms (visit elmlib.org/videochat for information about virtual options)
  • Newspapers are not available in the first two hours of the day (visit elmlib.org/enewspapers for eNewspapers and elmlib.org/magazines for eMagazines)

The one hour time limit makes the Library collection available to browse and check out, and helps limits the time spent in the building to promote distancing. Please stay in your car until it is your time to enter the building. Lining up outside of the Library is discouraged. 

For information regarding changes at the Library, as well as access to remote collections and services, see the Library’s COVID-19 updates.

Please call (331) 642-0375 for assistance.