Alachua County Library District To Expand Browsing Hours


On Monday, Nov. 2, the Alachua County Library District will expand browsing hours to each of its 12 locations.

Expanded browsing hours launched by the Library District on Monday will begin at a limited capacity as follows:

  • Headquarters Library and Millhopper, Tower Road, and Alachua branches: Monday, Friday, and Saturday 2-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2-7 p.m.
  • Cone Park, Hawthorne, High Springs, Library Partnership, and Newberry branches:
    Monday-Saturday 2-5 p.m.
  • Archer, Micanopy, and Waldo branches: Tuesday-Saturday 2-5 p.m.
  • Patrons are asked to reserve the 2-3 p.m. browsing hour for high-risk community

Masks and social distancing are required at all times inside the building. Additionally, a brief health screening including a touchless temperature check is required prior to entering the building.

Available services during these browsing hours include:

  • Browsing
  • Checking out items, picking up holds, applying for a new library card, and renewing a library card
  • Computer sessions by appointment or walk-up, based on availability
  • Copier and scanner use
  • Reference services

Services that will not be available during browsing hours include:

  • Seating
  • Meetings, study rooms, and Quiet Reading rooms
  • One-on-one computer assistance
  • Payments
  • Inside returns (all returns must be made using the exterior book drops)
Outside service will continue at all locations from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Patrons can walk up to pick up materials, renew library cards, and register for new cards. Curbside service will be offered at Headquarters Library only 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Saturday for patrons who prefer to stay in their vehicles.

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