Rossland Public Library has officially reopened to the public. Google Maps photo

Rossland Public Library reopens with limited capacity

Under new procedures, only 10 visitors will be allowed into facility at one time

The Rossland Public Library officially reopened its doors to the public on June 23.

While the library was physically closed since March 17 due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it continued to offer a number of online services for residents.

Moving forward, the library will be open between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

While visitors will still be able to print from their own devices, they won’t be to sit down, use washrooms or public computers inside the library.

Only 10 visitors will be allowed inside the library at one time to reduce the threat of COVID-19.

Library material will also be cleaned and stored away for 72 hours before it’s re-shelved, and visitors will need their library cards to borrow material.

“Things will certainly be different but patrons have been asking when they can come inside,” said library director Beverley Rintoul. “Staff are excited to see our patrons again.”

The library’s popular takeout service will also continue to be available for users.

Other West Kootenay libraries like the Castlegar and District Library have also begun to offer free curbside pickup for users.

READ MORE: Rossland Public Library looking for new board members


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