Library Operations update

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Bossard Library's  normal hours of operation are as follows:

Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

To promote safety among staff and library patrons, the following protocols are in effect: 

All persons, unless under the age of 2 or medically exempt, will be required to wear facial coverings (covering both the mouth and nose) at all times

Reasonable accommodations for those who are unable to wear a mask in the Library are as follows:

  • Curbside Service available (Call 740-446-7323).
  • Visitors may wear a full face-shield that extends below the chin.
  • Those who claim medical exemption must show proof of medical exemption from their health care provider upon each visit.

All items, when due, must be returned to the outdoor book drops, located in the main parking lot. These returned items, with the exception of the Wi-Fi to Go mobile hotspots, will be quarantined for a period of up to 7 days before being processed, with no overdue fines being charged during the period the items are quarantined (up to 7 days).

There are a limited number of patrons permitted in the library building and in certain areas of the library. A limited number of public access computers are available for use by appointment. Patrons may call the Library's Reference Department at 740.446.7323 (extension 241) to schedule a computer session. The Library also provides WiFi access to those who wish to use their own device to access the Internet.

Patrons who wish to access the genealogy room should call the Library to schedule use of this area

Library patrons are encouraged to visit other areas of our website to learn about the many online resources available. The Library offers a digital-only library card, available to those who do not have a current library card and who wish to use only online resources, such as hoopla digital, the Ohio Digital Library, and Gale Courses for Public Libraries (free, online college level courses). Interested applicants may click here to access the digital library card application.

Please visit (7 Spruce Street) or call (740.446.7323) the Library for more information on services provided by Bossard Memorial Library.