Grab and Go

Beginning Monday, July 6, Amherst Public Library will be open to the public for Grab and Go check out service. In addition to our Curbside Pickup service, patrons will now be able to enter the building to quickly browse, grab, and check out materials. For the health and safety of our patrons and staff, we will have several restrictions and protocols in place. Please see below for details.

Monday – Thursday

Seniors/Vulnerable Patrons: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
General Public: 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Curbside Pickup: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday and Saturday

Seniors/Vulnerable Patrons: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
General Public: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Curbside Pickup: 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Face masks/coverings are required to be worn over the mouth and nose while inside the building by all patrons over age 2. If you are not able or do not wish to wear a mask, you may still take advantage of our convenient Curbside Pickup and telephone/email Reference services.

Please wash or sanitize your hands upon entry. Public hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the library and we encourage patrons to use them. Public restrooms will be open.

Occupancy is limited. For this reason, we ask that patrons limit the number of people in their parties as much as possible and plan to exit the building after checking out materials.

Please maintain a six-foot distance from others while inside the library. Floor markings will be in place to assist with this at the Circulation and Reference Desks.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over age 18 at all times while inside the building. Toys, children’s computers, and the iPad station are not available for use.

Meeting rooms, work spaces, tables, and seating will not be available at this time. Computer Sessions, Notary Services, and Faxing Services are available.

No food or drink is allowed in the building. Water fountains will remain closed until further notice.

All library programs, including storytime, will continue to be offered digitally. No in-person programs will be held until further notice.

The outside Book Drops will be available at all hours, beginning Monday, June 29. Please return all materials to the outside Book Drops. Do not bring them inside the building, and do not hand them to staff. Returned materials will remain quarantined for a minimum 96-hour period before being processed. No late fees will be charged during the quarantine period. If you have items that will not fit in the outside Book Drops, please call the library at (440)988-4230 to arrange returns.