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Novi Public Library plans phased reopening
Published: 6/3/2020

The Novi Public Library has started planning the reopening phases for its building. Below is a snap-shot of what will be offered and when, based on the information we receive daily from the State of Michigan.

Currently, we are in the "virtual phase," but as more information and guidelines are released about public libraries in Michigan, we will begin to engage our community more. New policies and procedures have been approved by the Library Board to ensure safety and proper usage of our building. Details related to phases are subject to change.
 

Phase 1 VIRTUAL SERVICES
Available through June 7
Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm
Building Access The building is closed to the public.
In-Library Services VIRTUAL - Call or email (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm) to use digital resources. Click here for more information.
Programs All programs are virtual, June-August, on novilibrary.org.
Read Cart Free books available (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm) near library entrance.
Returns Return slots are closed. Please hold on to your items until June 8. No fines will be charged while closed.
 
Phase 2 VIRTUAL & RETURN SERVICES
June 8 - June 12
Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm
Building Access The building is closed to the public.
In-Library 
Services
VIRTUAL - Call or email (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm) to use digital resources at novilibrary.org.
Programs All programs are virtual, June-August, on novilibrary.org.
Read Cart Free books available (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm) near library entrance.
Returns The return slot will be open Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. There are over 27,000 items we need to get back. An email will go out to cardholders who have items checked out. Oversized items and kits will NOT be accepted at this time. Returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours (CDC).
 
Phase 3 DRIVE-UP/LOCKER SERVICES BY APPOINTMENT
June 15 - June 28
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm
Sun, 12-5pm
Building Access The building is closed to the public.
In-Library 
Services
VIRTUAL - Call or email (Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm and Sun, 12-5pm) to use digital resources at novilibrary.org. Closed June 21 for the holiday.
Programs All programs are virtual, June-August, on novilibrary.org.
Read Cart Free books available (Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm and Sun, 12-5pm) near library entrance.
Returns The return slot will be open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm and Sun, 12-5pm.
Closed June 21 for the holiday. Returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours (CDC). 
Drive-Up Window & Lockers Call ahead (248-869-7202 or 248-869-7203) to schedule a pickup time for holds and items currently on our shelves, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm and Sun, 12-5pm. Closed June 21 for the holiday.
 
Phase 4 GRAB & GO SERVICES (30 min. or less)
Begins June 29
Dedicated Time for Vulnerable People
Mon-Thu, 10-10:30am

General Public
Mon-Thu, 10:30am-9pm
Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm
Sun, 12-6pm
Building Access Wearing masks will be required (based on Executive Order). The building will be open to the public regular hours of operation.
 
Dedicated Time for Vulnerable People (ages 60+, pregnant women, and those with chronic conditions): 
Mon-Thu, 10-10:30am
In-Library Services Guests will be asked to visit the Library quickly and efficiently (30 minutes or less) to find and check out materials, use computers, and get help. Social distancing and all safety guidelines will be followed.
Programs All programs are virtual, June-August, on novilibrary.org.
Returns The return slot will be open during regular hours of operation. Closed July 4 and July 5 for the holiday. Returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours (CDC).
Drive-Up Window & Lockers Call ahead (248-869-7202 or 248-869-7203) to schedule a pickup time for holds and items currently on our shelves during regular hours of operation. Closed July 4 and July 5 for the holiday.
Cleaning Daily cleaning and disinfecting of all high touch areas will be conducted.
 
Phase 5 LIMITED USAGE CONDITIONS
Date to Be Determined
Building Access Wearing masks will be required (based on Executive Order) . The building will be open to the public regular hours of operation.
In-Library Expanded Services Based on State of Michigan guidelines, guests will have more time to access the building to find and check out materials, use computers and get help. Social distancing and all safety guidelines will be followed.
Programs All programs are virtual, June-August, on novilibrary.org.
Returns The return slot will be open during regular hours of operation. Returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours (CDC).
Drive-Up Window & Lockers Call ahead (248-869-7202 or 248-869-7203) to schedule a pickup time for holds and items currently on our shelves during regular hours of operation.
Cleaning Daily cleaning and disinfecting of all high touch areas will be conducted.
 
Phase 6 FULL SERVICE - No Restrictions
Date to Be Determined