Covid-19 Service Updates from BML

Updated: 10/28/20
Foyer Construction Continues
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 project is nearing completion.

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, and until 8:00 PM on Wednesdays) or fill out an online request form.

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 very limited.
Returning Items
We continue to quarantine all returned items for three business days before removing them from library cards.  Fines will not accrue while items are in quarantine, and items will be backdated to reflect the actual return date once they are scanned by staff.

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, with extended hours until 8 PM on Wednesdays. We do not have 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 special displays of items for sale outside of the Bookstore and in the Reading Room. Everything is priced under $5.


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