Covid-19 Service Updates from BML

Updated: 8/24/20
Foyer Construction Resumes
The renovation of Brighton Memorial Library's entrance foyer is back on track. Construction crews began renovating the foyer in January but had to put the project on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a delay in acquiring materials. The team is hoping to complete the project by October.

Entrance Temporarily Relocated
Because of the construction, the library's main entrance has been temporarily closed. Patrons can enter through the library's Learning Center (LC) door, which is to the right of the main entrance.  It is marked with a sidewalk sign. Those with disabilities will have access to the lift located in the LC.
Curbside Pickup Also Relocated
Due to the foyer renovation project, our popular curbside pickup service has been relocated to the Learning Center, as well. Please enter through the temporary entrance to pick up your items. To order items, call the library at 784-5300 during our open hours (Monday through Friday, 10 AM-5 PM) or fill out an item request form at any time on our website.

Computer Access
A limited number of computers in our adult and teen areas are now available for use. Due to occupancy limitations set by NYS and the Town of Brighton, the library must restrict the number of available computers. Computer use is limited to one hour per visit per day on computers for adults, and 30 minutes for teen and parent computers.  Covered keyboards will be signed out at the Information Desk.  Due to social distancing guidelines, the amount of assistance available from staff is limited.
Indoor Book Drop Open
Our Circulation Desk book drop is now available for patrons who prefer to return their library items inside the building.  Our outdoor book drop remains open for returns.  

We continue to quarantine all returned items for three days before removing them from library cards. We backdate the returns so that patrons are not charged overdue fees.

We cannot accept book/item donations at this time.
Of Note:
Brighton Memorial Library is currently open Monday through Friday from 10 AM - 5 PM. We do not have evening or weekend hours at this time.

To enter, patrons are required to wear a mask while in the library, fill out a brief health screening form, and be temperature checked. These requirements are mandated by both NYS and the Town of Brighton. 

Our copier, scanner, fax machine, and coffee service are not available at this time. Patrons can print from their wireless devices from home and library computers. Printed items must be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

The Discovery Room and study rooms remain closed. There is still no seating in the library except for those using a library computer.

Because only a limited number of people are allowed in the library at one time, we are asking patrons to avoid lingering while visiting. 

The Friends have set up a special display of items for sale outside of the book store. Everything is priced under $5.


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