Library Opens Doors for Computer Use by Appointment
November 02, 2020 | By Baltimore County Public Library
In its next step toward restoring library services to the community, Baltimore County Public Library branches (with the exception of Reisterstown, which is under construction) will offer computer sessions by appointment only beginning Wednesday, November 4, at 10 a.m. This will be the first time branches will be providing limited, inside service since closing in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schedule Your Appointment
Computer appointments will be available during current curbside service hours, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The last computer appointment will be one hour prior to closing. All appointments will be one hour in length and customers can make one appointment per day. No other inside services will be provided at this time. The library’s collection cannot be accessed or browsed at this time and all library materials are to be checked out via curbside pickup.
- Visitors age 5 and up are required to wear masks upon entering the library and throughout their library visit. Should visitors not have a mask, one will be provided.
- Computer stations will be sanitized between appointments.
- All staff members follow strict safety protocols while on the property, including:
- Wearing masks
- Cleaning and sanitizing surfaces throughout the day
- Washing hands regularly and thoroughly
- Staying six feet apart
Other Contactless Services and Resources
While doors are not open at this time for public browsing, the library offers several contactless services and resources that can be accessed at this time, including but not limited to:
- Curbside pickup and printing
- Free Wi-Fi in all branch parking lots
- Grab-and-go meals for children
- Ask a Librarian
- Student resources
- On-demand 3-D printing
- Downloadable e-books
- Audiobooks and e-magazines
- Streaming movies with Kanopy and AcornTV
In July, Baltimore County issued a public health order requiring individuals to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, and also strongly encouraging residents to wear face coverings in outdoor public spaces wherever six-foot social distancing is not possible. The County’s Health Department also recommends that residents wash their hands often, and get tested immediately if they have any concerns about exposure or if they exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19. Baltimore County offers free COVID-19 testing.