Reopening Plan

Special Notices:

Reopening Information & COVID-19 Response

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library is actively monitoring the spread of COVID-19 within our area. Please refer to this page for any updates to library programs and services. Updates will also be posted to the library's social media pages.
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Reopening Plan

    Open Again

    Library branches (except Turner Community Library) are reopen for public visits during limited hours. All branch locations are also offering curbside service.

    Public & Curbside Service Hours

    Main, South Branch, & West Wyandotte Library
    Monday-Thursday 9AM-7PM
    Friday and Saturday 9AM-5PM

    FL Schlagle
    Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
    Third Saturday of the month 9AM-5PM

    Turner Community Library - Due to the small size of this branch, we are still only offering curbside services at this time
    Curbside Open Monday-Thursday 9AM-6PM
    Curbside Open Friday 9AM-5PM

      Bookdrops will be open 24/7 for returns at Main, South Branch, Turner Community, & West Wyandotte Library. There is a 48 hour quarantine on returned materials.

    COVID-19 SYMPTOMS - Please do not enter the library if you have any of these symptoms.

    Capacity – Time Limit

  • Each branch location has different capacity limits based on computer capacity and building size.
    Main - 30 people
    FL Schlagle - 10 people
    South Branch - 30 people
    Turner Community Library - offering curbside service only
    West Wyandotte - 30 people

  • Patrons are limited to 30 minutes a visit.

  • Quarantine Materials

  • Materials will be quarantined for 48 HOURS for returned items and in-house browsing before they are again made available for checkout. They will remain on your account during this quarantine period but when checked in they will be back-dated to prevent late fees.
  • Popular hold items will have shorter quarantine time due to additional sanitation given for each item

  • At Entry

  • There will be a welcome station to instruct visitors on rules at entry with temperature checks
  • Masks are required and we ask that you practice social distancing of 6ft
  • Hand sanitizer will be available
  • A count will be taken to ensure we stay within capacity limits
  • Adults must remain with their children

  • Services

  • We are offering full service with the exception of in-person programs, meeting rooms in-person, and outreach
  • We will also continue curbside service and virtual programming.

  • Computer Lab

  • Computer labs are open but there will be a limited number of computers available to practice social distancing

  • Building

  • Bathrooms and vending machines are open for the public
  • Seating and furniture have been removed for social distancing
  • Regular disinfecting of the building and extra attention on computer stations/vending areas
  • No loitering outside of the buildings

  • Money Handling

  • Staff may use gloves to receive money and deal with payments at the desk
Reopening Soon

Message from the Library Director

"Since we closed our library buildings to the public last March, we are happy to announce that we will resume services on a smaller scale.

We are following the directives of the Wyandotte County Public Health Department to move forward with services that we can provide safely for library staff and the public. Curbside pickup service will continue as we have in the past year. All returned library materials will be placed in quarantine to make sure they can be safely made available again to the public.

Our top priority remains the safety of library staff and the public. In order to maintain that level of safety we initially will have very limited access to our library spaces. Our priority upon reopening our facilities is to reconnect our patrons to broadband access. We will be modifying our space to accommodate for social distancing, and each of our libraries will vary as to how many patrons can be scheduled to use our public workstations. We know how important the library’s services and programs are for our community. We miss serving you in person and seeing so many familiar faces. In the meantime, thank you all for your patience and understanding as we work together through the COVID-19 crisis."

Carol Levers
Director of Libraries
March 10, 2021

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