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New Normal Part 2

Starting Tuesday, October 13, BHML is excited to welcome patrons back into the building for in-person browsing and checkout. In order to keep the community in good health, the following house rules will be applied:

  1. Capacity is limited to 5 patrons
  2. Visits are limited to 30 minutes
  3. Masks that cover the nose and mouth are required
  4. Hands must be washed or sanitized upon entry
  5. Physical distancing must be practiced and respected

Additional adjustments:

  • Sign in. Patrons will be required to sign in. This information will be gathered for contact tracing purposes only. Sign-in information will be shred daily, after 14 days.
  • 2 laptops available, subject to a 30 minute time limit.
  • No public restroom.
  • For patrons who are not comfortable entering the building, or are unable to wear a mask, in place of Curbside Pickup, patrons may do a Windowside Pickup from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Drop by during those times to the window by the book drop to pick up your reserved items.
  • The email address curbside@bbhlibrary.org has been discontinued. To place requests for materials, visit: minerva.maine.edu/ or call us at 207-633-3112.

Library Hours, effective Tuesday October 13:

In-Person Browsing & Checkout
Tuesdays 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesdays 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursdays 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fridays 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
*Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Windowside Pickup
Tuesday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Friday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
*Saturday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
No appointment required

Until further notice, all non-browsing and lending uses of the library will continue to be suspended. Due to space constraints, we are unable to accommodate meetings, gatherings, and library lounging.  In the event that a Library employee, volunteer or patron tests positive for COVID-19, the Library will close without notice and remain closed for 14 days.

Read more on the CDC website about how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Finally, a parting joke: Why did the chicken cross the road? To maintain physical distancing requirements.

Womp womp.