Library Operations Plan

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Overview of Operation Stages:

Details related to phases are subject to change.

Stage 5 LIMITED USAGE CONDITIONS
August 11, 2021 –
Building Access The building will be open to the public regular hours of operation. Social distancing and safety guidelines will be followed.

The Brighton District Library encourages everyone entering the building to wear a face covering/mask. 

In-Library Expanded Services Patrons will be able to access the building to find and check out materials and get help.  Social distancing and all safety guidelines will be followed.  There may be a limited number of patrons permitted in the Library at a time.

Available Services:

  • Copy/Scanner machines
  • Mobile print service
  • Fax service
  • Limited computers available (one session per day)
  • Quiet study rooms

Unavailable Services:

  • Food and beverage are not permitted (unless necessary for medical reasons).
  • Large meeting rooms remain unavailable to the public.
Programs Virtual programing will be available.  In person, outdoor programing may be available.   See http://brightonlibrary.evanced.info/signup for details.
Returns Patrons are able to return items in our book returns. Oversized items and kits will be accepted at the service desk.
Curbside Pick Up Curbside pick-up of library materials.
Cleaning Daily cleaning and disinfecting of all high touch areas will be conducted.

 FAQ:

What do I do with my library materials?
Materials should be returned to the Library’s book return.

Is the Brighton District Library receiving materials from other TLN (The Library Network) or MeLCat libraries (“Interlibrary loan”)?
Yes.

Can I place items on hold by calling the Library or by using the online catalog?
Yes.

Can I apply for a library card online?
Yes, you can apply for a card Library Card here.

Can I renew my library card by phone?
We can provide you with a brief extension by calling 810-229-6571.

Can I drop off donations?
We are working with the Friends of the Library to determine when to begin accepting donations.

Can I buy materials from the Friends Book Store?
Yes. The Book Store is open.

Who do I talk to about room rentals?
The large meeting room will be unavailable until further notice.

Can I volunteer at the Library?
Yes.

Will the Library be doing outreach?
Yes, on a limited basis.

Previous Stages:

The Library may return to a previous stage at any time.

Stage 3  Curbside delivery of Library Materials by Appointment
Mon -Thurs 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri & Sat 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Building Access The building is closed to the public.
In-Library Services Curbside pick-up of library materials available.
See http://brightonlibrary.info/curbside for details.
Programs All programming is virtual. See http://brightonlibrary.evanced.info/signup for details.
Returns Patrons are able to return items in our book returns.
Please call 810-229-6571 if you have a Chromebook, oversized items or kits that do not fit in the book return.
Returned items will be quarantined based on CDC guidance.
Curbside Pick Up Curbside pick-up of library materials available.
See http://brightonlibrary.info/curbside for details.
Library Cards:  Residents who do not already have a library card can submit a digital library card application to receive a temporary library card for access to our resources during our closure. Applicants will need to come into the Library within three months with ID and Proof of Residency to receive full library privileges.
Stage 4
January 4 – May 31, 2021
GRAB & GO (30 Minutes or less)
Limited Building AccessHours:
Mon-Thu, 10:00am – 9pm; Fri-Sat, 10am – 5 pm
Sun – Closed
Building Access Masks are required. The building will be open to the public regular hours of operation; access to certain areas may be restricted. Visitors will be asked to visit the Library quickly and efficiently (30 minutes or less) to find and check out materials and get help.  Social distancing and safety guidelines will be followed.
In-Library Services Patrons will be allowed to visit the Library to find and check out materials and get help from Library staff. Depending upon local or state mandates, there may be a limited number of patrons permitted in the Library at a time.

Available Services:

Unavailable Services:

  • Food and beverage are not permitted (unless necessary for medical reasons).
  • Quiet study rooms and meeting rooms remain unavailable to the public.
  • Public computers remain unavailable to the public.
Programs All programming is virtual. See http://brightonlibrary.evanced.info/signup for details.
Returns Patrons should return items in our book returns. Oversized items and kits will be accepted at the service desk. Returned items will be quarantined based on CDC guidance.
Curbside Pick Up
Curbside pick-up of library materials available.

See http://brightonlibrary.info/curbside for details.

Cleaning Daily cleaning and disinfecting of all high touch areas will be conducted.
Stage 6 Full Service – No Restrictions
June 22, 2021-August 10, 2021
Building Access The building will be open to the public regular hours of operation. Social distancing should still be followed when possible.
In-Library Expanded Services Social distancing should still be followed when possible.

Available Services:

  • Copy/Scanner machines
  • Mobile print service
  • Fax service
  • Limited computers available. We will begin adding more in the coming weeks. Sessions are 1 hour, with the opportunity to extend an additional hour.
  • Limited seating is now available, with more being added in the coming weeks.

Unavailable Services:

  • Quiet study rooms and meeting rooms remain unavailable to the public. We hope to have study rooms available beginning in August.
Programs In-person and virtual programing will be available.  See http://brightonlibrary.evanced.info/signup for details.
Returns Patrons are able to return items in our book returns. Oversized items and kits will be accepted at the service desk.
Curbside Pick Up Curbside pick-up of library materials is available.
Cleaning Daily cleaning and disinfecting of all high touch areas will be conducted.
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