Good news! In accordance with state and local COVID-19 health regulations, the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library will reopen to the public on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at 25 percent capacity. The Library will be open Monday through Saturday from:
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
To ensure the health and safety of patrons and staff, the Library will close three times a day -- at 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. -- to allow staff to clean high-touch surfaces. Masks will be required per the Tarrant County ordinance, and entrance greeters will have masks available for patrons who don't have one. A number of other measures will also be in place to help ensure safe social-distancing.
The Library will offer limited access to seating, study rooms, computers, the Makerspace, and Genealogy and Local History area. In-person services that will be available include:
- Browsing books to check out
- Returning large items such as kits
- Public computer access for adults (one hour per day)
- Free Wi-fi
- Copying, faxing, and scanning
- Study rooms with reservations (reserve your room here)
- Remote printing
- Limited programming for adults
Curbside pickup will continue to be available Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Items can be returned through the book drop or the sorting machine, which is located on the first floor. For more information, click here.