Princeton Area Library

**The Princeton Public Library’s services will change on Monday, October 26th. Instead of offering browsing appointments the library will begin offering express service as well as computer appointments and curbside pickup.

Hours & Services:

Monday: 10:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Express Service & Computer Appointments

Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Express Service & Computer Appointments

Wednesday: 10:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Express Service, Computer and Curbside Pickup Appointments

Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Express Service & Computer Appointments

Friday: 10:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Express Service, Computer and Curbside Pickup Appointments

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Curbside Pickup

Sunday: Closed

How Have Our Services Have Changed?

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the library enviroment and services have been modified:

  • Returned materials are isolated for a minimum of 3 business days before being checked-in
  • The outdoor materials return slot has re-opened
  • An appointment is necessary to use a computer (see below)
  • Per East Central Regional Library’s Social Distancing Policy and in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 20-81, 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
  • Restrooms are available
  • 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 under age 10 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult

If you’ve experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days, 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

Services Currently Being Offered in This Location:

Express Service * Will Begin on October 26th

Express service allows entry into the building without an appointment to browse the collection, pick up holds and check out materials.

Browsing Appointments:

These appointments will 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 enter using the main entrance, proceed to the desk to check in and maintain at least six feet of distance from others. You can schedule your browsing appointment online or you can call to schedule an appointment at (763) 389-3753. Phone services are normally available Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

About:

  • An appointment is necessary to use a computer (see below)
  • Per East Central Regional Library’s Social Distancing Policy and the Governor’s Mask Mandate 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 under age 10 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Appointments for browsing will be available: * This schedule to end Sunday, October 25th and will change to express services.

Computers by Appointment

These appointments are for those who wish to access a library computer. You can call to schedule an appointment at (763) 389-3753 or online. Phone services are normally available  Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. When you arrive for your appointment, please use the main entrance of the library and maintain at least six feet of distance from others. At your scheduled time, staff will meet you at the door and direct you to your reserved computer.

About the Appointment:

  • You will be able to print. We request that you bring exact change if possible.
  • 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.
  • Please bring your own headphones

We’re looking forwarding to seeing you for your appointment!

Curbside Pick Up:

Procedure:

Step One: Place a hold

  • Place items on hold in our online catalog or by calling us (phone numbers listed below) Monday thru Friday between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Step Two: Hold Notification

  • When your holds are ready you will be notified

Step Three: Pick up your holds

  • Arrive during curbside hours
  • Park in front of the library’s front doorPR Cart
  • Call the library at 763-389-3753 to let them know you have arrived

Returns:

The outdoor materials return is now available anytime. We kindly request that if you have items that are too large to fit into the outdoor return you bring those materials in during curbside hours and place them on the cart next to the return (see photo).

Location:

100 4th Ave. S.
Princeton, MN 55371

Phone: (763) 389-3753
Fax: (763) 631-0514

 

Meeting room available.

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