Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Everyone entering the library
will be required to properly wear a facemask and use hand sanitizer upon
Physical distancing in the building
and while on the grounds is required
Total maximum number of
occupants on first floor at any time is 15
Total maximum number of
families in the children’s room at any time is 1
Length of stay is limited up to
occupancy on the Adult Level - access is limited to the “New Book” area,
the circulation and reference desks, the computer room, the
printer/copier/scanner and the restroom
request staff to pull any item in the collection that is not publicly
accessible at this time - catalog computer will be available for searching
Room limited to 1 family at a time
materials such as toys, games, tablets, puzzles, and the Library of Things
are not available at this time
are not available
access is limited to 30 minutes per day, including access to the
is available for patrons who wish to check out their own items. Staff is
happy to assist in this new service
required, and is available at entrance and throughout the building
is available for patrons to clean computers, keyboards and mice
before/after each use
continue to only be accepted at the outdoor book drop, at the rear of the
items are quarantined for 72 hours before they are checked in and then
and heavy-traffic areas are cleaned throughout the day by custodial and
library staff, and in the evenings by a professional cleaning service
that are picked up or removed from the shelf while browsing will be
placed on a cart to be sanitized by staff before being reshelved
Curbside Service continues to be available Mon.-Fri., 9 am-5 pm
Items may be returned through the bookdrop
located at the rear of the building.
Updated July 27, 2020
- Late fees accrued during our closure will be waived.
- Normal lending periods have resumed:
What are the loan periods for library materials?
books, books-on-CD, Playaways and music CDs are loaned for three
weeks. New books are loaned for two weeks. DVDs and
videogames are loaned for one week. Magazines are loaned for one
- No donations can be accepted during the pandemic, due to the challenges posed for safe materials handling.
being returned will be quarantined and will not be checked in for 72
hours. Dates and times may be subject to change.
- If returning compact discs, please place a rubber band around the case.
Digital Access to Educational Materials:
Digital Access to Fun Materials:List of Massachusetts Cultural Institutions
with virtual OfferingsParents & Caregivers:
Resources for Parents & Caregivers to Discuss COVID-19 with Kids
COVID-19 and Novel Coronavirus Resources:
Everbridge - Town of Southbridge Emergency Alert Program:
The Department of Transitional Assistance, 1 North Street, Southbridge, MA, effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 will be closed to in-person visits until further notice.
Phone: 877-382-2363.Literacy Volunteers of South Central Massachusetts
Literacy office at the Jacob Edwards Library is closed until further
notice. Please use the following contact information to get in touch:Holly Christo, Executive Director: 508-909-6589 or email@example.com for
tutor support and information.
Andrea Cignarella, Program Assistant: 774-230-6468 or firstname.lastname@example.org for
new students and online classes.
Other Medical Resources:Daily Life and Coping During the Pandemic (from CDC.gov)