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Indianapolis Public Library branches reopening doors to public in stages

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Posted at 1:42 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 13:42:09-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) announced Friday it will start to reopen the doors of its branches in stages throughout the next couple weeks.

Central Library, The Eagle, East 38th Street, Franklin Road, Haughville, Nora, and Pike branches will reopen its doors to the public on Monday, June 15.

The East Washington, Garfield Park, Southport, Spades Park, Warren and West Indianapolis branches will reopen its doors to the public on Monday, June 22. The newly renovated Wayne branch opens the same day.

The Beech Grove, College Avenue, Decatur, Glendale, Irvington, and Michigan Road branches will re-open to its doors to the public on Monday, June 29.

Revised hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for the Central Library, which will close at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours from Noon to 5 p.m. will be observed at Central Library, as well as the Franklin Road, Glendale, Nora, Pike, Southport, Warren and Wayne branches.

The InfoZone, located within The Children's Museum, will remain closed until further notice. The Lawrence Branch continues to be closed for major renovations.

Some of IndyPL's branches had been offering curbside pickups for the last month and will continue to do so, according to IndyPL.

Safety measures all IndyPL branches will be taking include the following:

  • a requirement that all patrons over two years old wear masks;
  • placing a Library staff member at building entrances to limit capacity;
  • installation of plexiglass barriers at transaction points;
  • social distancing of six feet;
  • a one-hour time limit on public computer;
  • no “over-the-shoulder” help from staff;
  • and regular cleaning of all facilities.

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