Pasadena Public Library is pleased to announce that it will reopen three library sites for in-person Express Service in April. This is the beginning of a phased in-person reopening for Pasadena’s libraries. Central Library will reopen on Thursday, April 15 with limited hours. Hastings and La Pintoresca branch libraries will reopen on Tuesday, April 20 also with limited hours.
With Pasadena entering the orange tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, libraries have been cleared to safely reopen at a reduced capacity, while requiring face coverings and maintaining six feet physical distance for customers. In preparation for reopening its doors to the public, Pasadena Public Library is working diligently to ensure all protocols for public health and safety, cleanliness and physical distancing are in place.
Here are the public health safety guidelines you can expect when you plan your visit to any of the Pasadena Public Libraries:
• Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth at all times
• Maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet from other library patrons or staff at all times
• Avoid entering the library if you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms or feeling sick
For anyone who is unable to meet the above requirements, library staff will make every attempt to assist patron’s needs online, via phone, etc.
Central Library, Hastings and La Pintoresca branch libraries will offer limited one-hour Express Service in addition to their popular curbside and phone/chat services. Patrons will be able to browse the collections check out materials, reserve and use public computers, and access Wi-Fi as well as printing and copying services.
Patrons will still be able to attend virtual programs; contact library staff via phone at (626) 744-4066, option 7, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or live chat at https://www.cityofpasadena.net/library/live-chat/ and pick up materials on hold via curbside pickup service.