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Cleaning stations

Throughout the library, we’ve made spray bottles with disinfectant and paper towels available for you to use. We’re encouraging everyone to spray and wipe down their tables and chairs before and after use — just like you would clean exercise equipment at a gym.

Please do not attempt to clean or sanitize any library materials or equipment like books, printers, laptops, cameras, calculators, etc. When items are returned, we’re setting them aside for a minimum of three days before reintroducing them to circulation. Research indicates that after three days, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, deteriorates and becomes inactive on surfaces including paper, plastic, and stainless steel.

  • Because of this quarantine period, please note that items you’ve physically returned to the library may still show as checked out in your online account until library staff are able to handle and scan them back in. Don’t worry: you won’t be charged any overdue fees.

Library and custodial staff are also increasing cleaning throughout the day and after the buildings close.