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Phase II Guidelines at Libraries

The Lafayette Public Library is open to the public with Phase II guidelines.  All library locations are back to regular hours.


The library expects to accommodate all visitors within the 50% of building occupancy guidelines.

Patrons 8 and up are required to wear a face mask (per state mandate July 13) and observe social distancing guidelines. The library asks that children age 12 and under be accompanied by a parent or guardian since children’s activities are limited. All regular programs held at the library have been cancelled for now, but many summer events and story times are happening during the week online with Facebook live and Lafayette Public Library’s YouTube channel.

All returned materials are still being quarantined for 72 hours before they are checked in without fines.

Library computer use is limited to two hours a day per person. Patrons must use their own headphones. Makerspace equipment is not available for public use at any location.

Reservations for a study room at the South Regional, East Regional, West Regional, and Main Libraries may be made on line. Rooms at the North Regional Library are not available. No reservations are being taken for any meeting rooms at this time.

“We are excited to be open again, but safety of staff and patrons is important to us,” states Library Director Teresa Elberson. “We are busy working on new program ideas for the summer for all ages. Reading and fun learning activities are the focus this summer. We want everyone to join our Summer Reading Challenge to reach our goal of 3 million minutes read by all readers in the community.

Patrons are encouraged to continue using our online resources, download books and magazines, use drive-thru services to pick up their holds, and use phone and email services from home.

If you need help in finding something to read, placing a hold, or getting instructions on how to download a book or audio, we are here to help. Call 261-5787 or your closest location for assistance.

For up-to-date info, you can follow the Library’s Facebook page at or continue to visit this website.


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