Library NOTICES

Library CLOSURE EXTENSION | Closed until end of June 2020

In step with the City of Burlington’s three-month plan to lead our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library will remain closed until the end of June 2020. All programs and room rentals are cancelled and facilities will stay closed.

Although our physical branches are closed, Burlington Public Library is always open online. Anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Burlington may apply online for a free library card. There are myriad digital resources available to borrow through our website for both recreation and education.

During the closure, the Library will continue to communicate important library service updates through the website and social media.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back into the library when we re-open after June 30, 2020. Stay safe and be well.

What does this mean for you?

Extended due date - All physical items currently out on loan to you are due back to the library in July, and will have their due date automatically adjusted. Please DO NOT return items before the library reopens.

Fine Free – No items currently on loan will accumulate fines. Overdue fines will start accumulating on August 1.

Extended Holds Pick-up – All physical items ready for pick up during the closed period will be held for you until the library reopens. No holds notifications will be sent out during this period.

No Programs – Tentatively, programs will recommence within three weeks of reopening.

No Room Rentals – All room rentals are cancelled. Rental refunds will be issued for rooms booked for the closed period. Tentatively, room rentals will recommence within three weeks of reopening.

No Visiting Library Services – This delivery service to library customers who are homebound or living in a residential facility will resume when our community is clear of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work through library services decisions during this unprecedented time in our community. The pandemic situation, nationally and locally, changes daily, and we are doing our part in the community effort to help keep Burlington residents safe and healthy. We're glad that we can continue to serve you online throughout this closure—and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

COVID-19: Get the Information You Need

City of Burlington’s COVID-19 Three-Month Horizon Outlook

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