Darien Library has announced it will return to normal hours, including weekday evening hours, starting Monday, May 17.
Various pandemic safety measures will be in place, however, including masks for everybody, limited seating and no indoor events — and late fines will be returning on June 1. Some outdoor events will take place in June.
Currently, the library says on its website, the building “is open for quick 30-minute browsing and computer access in addition to our enhanced virtual offerings. The Children’s Library is open by appointment.”
From the announcement:
This announcement details what other regular activities and services we will reinstate on May 17. We thank you for your continued support over the past year.
Beginning Monday, May 17:
—Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
—Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
—Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
—Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
The Children’s Library closes at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
—No time limits for using the Library
—Return items 24/7 through the outdoor drop
—Notary services resume
—60-minute computer access
—The return of some seating throughout the building
—No appointments needed to visit the Children’s Library
—Holds will continue to be picked up from the Community Room
—Outdoor events beginning this June and continued virtual events
—Since items may be returned 24 hours a day starting May 17, we will resume late fines on June 1.
The following safety measures continue:
—Masking inside the building
—Enhanced cleaning procedures
—Plexiglass at staffed service desks
—Private study rooms are unavailable at this time
—Food and drinks may be enjoyed outside of the building
In the coming months, we look forward to bringing back indoor events and study rooms. Keep an eye on our website, email newsletters, and social media (@darienlibrary) for the latest updates.