QUINCY (WGEM) -- The Quincy Public Library (QPL) announced it will be reopening to the public next Monday.
QPL Assistant Director/Marketing Coordinator, Burgundy Hill stated the library will resume normal operating hours, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hill added that advance appointments will no longer be required for computers or research, though still highly encouraged for notary services. Patrons are also still required to wear masks and maintain social distancing when visiting the library.
Hill stated curbside services will cease, though patrons will be able to come into the building to pick up materials. Additionally, Hill stated the library has opened its return boxes around for materials. Items may be returned at in the book drops at Hy-vee on Harrison, County Market on 48th St, the Quincy Mall, Wal-mart, Iles Elementary School, Lincoln-Douglas Elementary School, or at QPL at 526 Jersey.
According to Hill, home and institutional delivery services will also continue. Additionally, the library continues to offer the Grab and Go Hold Lockers, available 24/7 for contactless pick up of materials. The lockers are located outside at the main building, Lincoln Douglas Elementary, and Iles Elementary. Lockers are also available inside County Market on 48th Street.
Patrons who don’t have a specific title in mind but would like to check out materials can take advantage of QPL’s Q-Picks Subscription Service. Patrons may fill out a form online listing their preferences on books or movies, and QPL librarians will select material for them to try. The form is available online.