Putnam County Libraries Set To Reopen With Limited Hours

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For the first time in nearly six months, Putnam County’s library branches will be open for public access on Monday at 10 a.m.

The libraries closed to in-person patrons on March 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic, as did many area library systems. The switch back to public access — albeit at limited hours and capacity — leaves the Alachua County Library District as an outlier among libraries in north central Florida in continuing to offer only curbside service and appointment-based computer usage.

Putnam County’s branches will reopen from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

“If you are sick, you are asked to stay home and not visit the library,” the library system wrote in its Facebook announcement.

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