Library Closure Information

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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 April 13.

  • 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.

Update: Friday, March 13, 11am:

Beginning Monday, March 16, the Library will be closed through Sunday, April 5. We plan to reopen Monday, April 6.
We will remain open through 5pm Sunday, March 15, to ensure you are able to pick up materials and holds.

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. The Library is planning to reopen on Monday, April 6.

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.

Here are some important resources to keep in mind:

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

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