Monday, May 3, 2021
Library Building: The City Library building OPEN to walk-in visitors for “Express Book Browsing”. Hours are Monday – Friday 10am to 2pm. A facial mask (covering both nose and mouth) must be worn at all times by all individuals ages 2 and over. Social distancing is required between household groups. During this phase of reopening each patron is limited to one, 30-minute visit per-day and all patrons must exit the building by 2:00pm. When 50% maximum Library capacity is reached, entry will become “one out, one in”. This is walk-in access (no appointments are needed).
During this phase of reopening…
OPEN Library services: Walk-in 30-minute express book browsing, Library card services, program registration, Ask-A-Librarian, and online programs (Monday – Friday 10-2). Phone lines, virtual volunteering, WIFI and next business day curbside take-out (Monday – Friday 10-4).
CLOSED Library services: Patron/AWE computers, printers, photocopier, fax machine, meeting/study rooms, puzzles, print newspapers/magazines, in-person programming, the handling of cash, and in-person volunteering.
Cleaning and disinfecting the Library: The building is disinfected each morning before opening. At noon high touch items (such as door knobs and counter tops) will be wiped down again with disinfectant. Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes are available for patrons to use.
Curbside Takeout Service: OPEN Monday-Friday 10am-4pm. The Library’s popular Curbside Takeout Service is OPEN. Patrons can reserve items by phone or online. Items requested before 3pm Monday – Friday will be ready the next business day and available for pickup between 10am and 4pm. Items requested after 3pm, on weekends, or on holidays may take additional business days. Materials takeout service gives patrons access to the entire library collection without having to enter the building.
Ask-A-Librarian/Phonelines: OPEN Monday-Friday 10am-4pm. Your hometown librarians are just a phone call away. Staff are here to help with inquires including reserving materials, reference, research, eBooks, and general information.
Youth, Adult and Seniors ONLINE Library Programs: Information coming soon.
eBooks and Digital Audiobooks: Available 24/7 at lighthousepointlibrary.com – Catalog
Online access to The Wall Street Journal and Consumer Reports: Available 24/7 at lighthousepointlibrary.com – Catalog
Patron WIFI: OPEN 10-4 (library card required to log on). Patrons with Lighthouse Point Library cards can access the Library’s WIFI in the Library or from the comfort of their own vehicle. Call the library during service hours with your Lighthouse Point Library card for the current WIFI password.
Outdoor Dropbox (returning Library books): The Library’s Outdoor Drop Box is OPEN 24/7 for Lighthouse Point Library materials returns. Please remember ALL returned Library materials will show on your account for a minimum of 72-hours AFTER being placed in the drop box. And you will not receive late fees during this quarantine time. For information on the Library’s disinfecting process, quarantine times, and safety procedures for returned materials please visit the “How we clean returned Library materials” button on our home page.
Donation of Books and Materials: The Friends of the Library are currently unable to accept any book or materials donations. Due to safety concerns, any donation left outside of the building, in the drop box or on the grounds is immediately sent to the dumpsters.
Little Free Library in Dan Witt Park: Is currently closed. This program will resume when construction at Dan Witt Park is completed.
StoryWalk® For All Ages: Is down for repairs. A New Book for Summer Reading will be coming in late May!