Update to Our Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the current health advisories for COVID-19 in Lorain County, we are updating our health and safety protocols. The library will remain open for browsing, but we ask that you limit your time in the building and we encourage you to take advantage of our convenient Curbside Pickup service. Call (440)988-4230 or log into catalog.amherstpubliclibrary.org to place items on hold for Curbside Pickup.

Curbside Pickup is available during the following hours:

Monday – Thursday
9:30 a.m.– 8 p.m.

Friday and Saturday
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Please note that in the case of inclement weather, Curbside Pickup may be temporarily suspended for the safety of our staff.

Our Reference staff is also available to answer your reference inquiries by phone or email. Call the Reference Desk or email AskaLibrarian@amherstpubliclibrary.org with your questions.

We will continue to follow our regular business hours. Please allow the first hour of the day for elderly and medically vulnerable patrons:

Monday – Thursday
Seniors/Vulnerable Patrons: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
General Public: 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday
Seniors/Vulnerable Patrons: 10 a.m. – 11a.m.
General Public: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Per the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health, masks/face coverings are suggested for those who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation in Lorain County and follow all guidelines issued by the Lorain County Public Health Department and the Ohio Department of Health.