As of Thursday, September 10, the Medfield Public Library has partially reopened. There are a few new rules a way to keep patrons safe and help decrease the chance of spreading the coronavirus. As of now, only the first floor of the library will be open, and only for limited hours each week.
Patrons can now visit on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays will continue to be closed for the foreseeable future.
Visits will be limited to 30 minutes per visit, and only 12 patrons within the library at a time, in order to ensure everyone gets adequate time in the library. To ensure the safety of everyone, visitors are required to wear a mask at all times, maintain six feet between others, and use the self-checkout station to take out materials.
A number of items have been relocated from other floors of the library to browse. While only the first floor is currently open, patrons can request materials from the children's, teen, and adult sections while visiting. Contactless hold pickup will still be available for those who wish to use it. Details on this service can be found here, along with additional reopening details.