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Weekly Service Update- Chisago Lakes Service Expansion

The Chisago Lakes Area Library will begin offering Computers by Appointment & Browsing Appointments, in addition to curbside services, beginning on Tuesday, August 4th.

To see location specific information, such as schedule, please visit your library’s location page.

Browsing Appointments

These appointments grant those who sign up entry into the library to browse the collection, pick up holds and check out materials. When you arrive for your appointment, please use the main entrance of the library and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others. You can schedule your browsing appointment online, or you can call to schedule an appointment at (651) 257-2817. Phone services are normally available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Browsing appointments are also available in other locations and some location are offering express service, to see which locations are offering which services & when, please visit each library’s specific location page.

About your Appointment:

  • Per East Central Regional Library’s Social Distancing Policy all those entering the building will need to wear a face covering. Masks will be available if you need one.
  • The environment in the library has been modified
    • A sneeze guard has been placed on the service desk
    • Hand sanitizing stations are available
    • Seating has been reduced
    • Children’s play areas/equipment will not be available
    • All staff will be wearing a mask
  • Please limit the duration of your visit
  • Please visit in groups of two or less
  • Maximum occupancy will be posted at the entrance and must be observed
  • Children age 10 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult

If you’ve experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior, please do not visit the library. Symptoms include:

  • Fever (100.4° F or higher), or feeling feverish
  • A new sore throat
  • Chills
  • New muscle aches
  • A new cough
  • New headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • New loss of smell or taste

Computers by Appointment

These appointments are for those who wish to access a library computer. You can call to schedule an appointment in Princeton at (763) 389-3753. Phone services are normally available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other locations are also offering this service to  see which locations are offering which services & when, please visit each library’s specific location page.

When you arrive for your appointment, please use the main entrance of the library and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others. At your scheduled time, come to the main desk and staff will direct you to your reserved computer.

About your Appointment:

  • A restroom will be available for you to use.
  • You will be able to print. We request that you bring exact change, if possible.
  • Bring your own headphones/earbuds.
  • Computer appointments are for one hour and cannot be extended.
  • For your safety and ours, library staff will not approach your computer to provide assistance.
  • Per East Central Regional Library’s Social Distancing Policy all those entering the building will need to wear a face covering. Masks will be available if you need one.

If you’ve experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior, please do not visit the library. Symptoms are listed above.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at your appointment!

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