Library Closure Information

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Update, Friday, April 10, 2020:

Dear Patrons,
In response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s extension of the stay at home order, the
Brighton District Library will remain closed until further notice. Additionally, all Library
programs have been cancelled through May 31.

Please know that, while our building may be closed, we have many wonderful resources
and services you can access online, including a vast digital collection of books,
magazines and audiobooks
. In addition, Library staff members are working to develop
additional online services and programs to help our community make it through this very
challenging time.

You can stay current on these efforts by visiting brightonlibrary.info and our social
media channels on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Highlighted below are some of
the services we’ve launched since our building closure.

Access to Digital Library Cards: If you are a Brighton resident, and do not currently
have a library card, please contact the Library staff at britref@brightonlibrary.info and
we will be able to provide you with a digital library card that will give you access to our
collection of e-books and e-audiobooks.

Virtual Youth Programming and Activities: Visit the Library’s Youth Services Blog at
bdlyouth.blogspot.com to access a wide variety of content, either curated or developed
by our youth services staff.


More E-books and E-audiobooks: In response to a large increase in e-collection
usage, the Library is working hard to bring more copies and titles to this collection to
meet demand.


Community Wi-Fi: Patrons have access to the Library’s Wi-Fi 24/7 when they are in
proximity of our building.


Ask Us: Library staff continue to be available to answer your questions. Please email
britref@brightonlibrary.info and we will respond within 24 hours.
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to work through this extraordinary
situation. We miss our community terribly and cannot wait to open our doors again as
soon as we can.


Sincerely,
Cindy Mack

Update: Monday, March 23, 11:30am

As part of the effort to reduce the spread of COVID -19 in our community, and in response to the Governor’s Executive Order to “Stay Home Stay Safe,” the Brighton District Library is closed until further notice.

  • Online services, including databases, downloadable and streaming eBooks Audiobooks and Video are still available.
  • Library staff will check britref@brightonlibrary.info periodically, and will try our best to respond within 24 hours. Please be patient as we have higher than usual demand for this service.
  • Library cards that have recently expired or will expire during the closure will be extended until after the closure.
  • Items checked out will have their due dates extended through the closure. No late fees will be assessed during this closure.
  • Items on hold will remain there until after the library reopens.
  • Please keep your items at home. As we shelter in place, only limited staff will be in the building.
  • All public use of Library facilities, collections and meeting rooms is canceled for the duration of this closure. New reservations for community meeting rooms and study rooms are suspended until further notice.

The response to COVID-19 is rapidly developing. We will continue to communicate any further impacts to the Library on our website, social media, and telephone system. Thank you for your understanding as we work through this extraordinary situation.

Letter from Library Director, Cindy Mack:

Dear Patrons,

As part of the effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in our community, the Brighton District Library has made the difficult decision to close our facility, effective at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 15.

Decisions like these do not come easy, as it means a temporary loss of access to our collections, in-person services, and gathering spaces the Library is known for providing to so many in our community.

All public use of Library facilities, collections and meeting rooms is canceled for the duration of this closure. Library materials may be returned to the outdoor drop boxes. However, items falling due during this closure will not be assessed late fees if they are not returned before the Library reopens. Items on the hold shelf will remain there until after the Library reopens. New reservations for community meeting rooms and study rooms are suspended until further notice.

We will continue to provide the many digital services you have come to love, such as e-books and e-audiobooks, as well as digital magazines. Additionally, we will have staff available Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to provide account assistance and reference services remotely to our patrons via telephone and email.

The response to COVID-19 is rapidly developing. We will continue to communicate any further impacts to the Library on our website, social media, and telephone system. Thank you for your understanding as we work through this extraordinary situation.

Sincerely,

Cindy Mack

Library Director

Press Release

As we receive further guidance from the health experts serving the County, State and Country we will keep you updated.

The Library offers many services that can be accessed 24/7 from this website, including downloadable materials, databases and more.

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