As state and municipal governments increasingly move toward ordering people to shelter in place to blunt the spread of COVID-19, Pioneer Library System service has been altered. The Pioneer Library System will reopen its libraries in multiple phases during May. Limited in-building services will resume on Monday, May 18, library leadership has announced.
Following recommendations from city leaders on social distancing and safe practices, only limited, essential library services will be offered. Included are essential computer access (limited to two 30-minute sessions daily), curbside pickup of materials, copying, faxing and scanning. Staff will advise and pull items for customers hoping to browse materials.
These limited services will resume in an environment that caps the number of people in the building based on limited capacity. Use of facial coverings will be encouraged. Hours of operation still are being determined and will be subject to adjustment.
The first open hour of each day will be set aside for more vulnerable members of the community to use the library.
Extensive and regular cleaning of public and staff spaces in each library will be a priority. Movie Boxes and 24 Hour Libraries will be available for use and returns beginning May 4. Customers who had library materials during the closure may begin returning them to exterior book drops on May 11. Items are not due until June 1. Fines will not accrue on these materials nor on any library items checked out until that time.
Physical library programs are cancelled through at least August 31. Meeting room reservations are canceled until further notice. Plans are in progress for some of the performances, originally planned for this year's Summer Learning Challenge, to be presented online, likely through the Pioneer Library System's Facebook page.
Ask Us will continue to be available to answer library questions.
This is an unprecedented time and we are grateful for your continued support and patience. Please continue to monitor our website and social media pages for further information and digital programming and activities.
Information about COVID-19 is rapidly changing. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For up-to-date information about Oklahoma, visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health's Coronavirus Response page.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health has teamed up with Oklahoma Magazine to produce a video answering Frequently Asked Questions.
Information for Spanish and Vietnamese Speakers (courtesy of Seattle & King County Public Health)
Nuevo coronavirus PDF (Lengua Española)
Vi-rút Corona Mới PDF (Ngôn ngữ tiếng Việt)