Putnam County Libraries Set To Reopen With Limited Hours


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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