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Sheppard Memorial Library Phase 2 Reopening Information

The library will move into our SML Reopening Phase 2.5 on Tuesday, September 8Phase 2.5 will allow limited public access into library facilities,
for limited activities, as follows:  

-Dropping off, searching for and checking out materials/Grab and Go 

-All branches open 9am - 5pm Monday – Friday, except Bethel (Curbside Only Wednesdays 1:30 - 4pm)

-Limit of 20 patrons at one time at the Main Library, 5 patrons in the Children's Library (or one family of 5+), and 8 patrons at a Branch Library

-Children must be accompanied by an adult

-No public computer access, no print services

-No meeting room use

-Returned items will be quarantined and remain on your account for up to 7 days

-Virtual programming will continue, and curbside service will continue at Carver, East, Winterville, and Bethel, but curbside service at the Main Library will be suspended at the start of SML Phase 2. We plan to expand and provide more services going forward, as COVID-19 conditions permit, so please stay tuned! 

Check out WNCT'S Online Originals: Libraries are in Demand news story about SML!

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