Beginning April 26, the Sonoma County Library offers in-person Express Services six days a week (plus Sundays at Central Library in Santa Rosa). Express Services will allow those who have limited access to our online library, or who miss their in-person library experience, to join us in reopening gradually and safely.
Eleven regional libraries in the county will open twice a day, for one-hour sessions, at less-than-normal capacity.
Reservations are encouraged and are available through our Express Service Reservation form.
We know we can’t serve everyone online, so we’re glad to be able to offer in-person services once again. While our libraries may look a little different, we’re committed to providing our communities with the great service they know and love, while prioritizing the safety of all. As the county moves into higher tiers and more people are vaccinated, our services will expand.
During Express Services, in-person services will be available:
- Browsing and checking out books, CDs, DVDs and more
- Computer use, including self-service scan, and print
- Free 24/7 WiFi access
- Visitors are required to wear a properly fitting face covering, follow social distancing guidelines and follow the posted signage and verbal directions of library staff
- Patrons will be encouraged to use hand sanitizer upon entry
- Food or drink inside the library are not permitted
- Stay home if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms
In addition to the guidelines above, the library is working to protect the safety of patrons and staff:
- Limiting occupancy inside the library
- Promoting touchless service, like self-checkout and “Click & Collect” curbside pickup
- Disinfecting high-touch surfaces regularly
- Installing plexiglass at service desks
- Placing social distancing markers and signs throughout the library
- Providing hand sanitation stations throughout the library
- Letting returned items sit before being circulated