All locations open
All library locations are open. Precautions are being taken to maintain a safe environment for staff and customers during these unprecedented times. In accordance with the state mandate on face coverings, masks are required for customers entering the building. Curbside Pickup is also being maintained for customers at all locations who would like to continue using that service.
Outdoor book drops at all locations are open. Since all library materials will be isolated for at least 96 hours upon their return before being checked-in, please understand that when you return materials, they will still appear on your account as this process occurs. However, the Library no longer charges fines for late materials so no fines will be assessed.
The Library will continue offering contactless curbside pickup of library materials at all FCDL locations. Customers will be able to request items by phone or through the Library’s online catalog. We will be operating this curbside pickup model of service under limited hours. Staff will be available in our library buildings to take requests and answer questions by phone during those hours.
Digital Resources and Online Programming
During the COVID-19 crisis, the Fairfield County District Library has been working diligently to provide online programs and digital resources to our customers. Please continue to take advantage of these opportunities as we move forward with our phased reopening. Look for online programs on the library’s Facebook page. Borrow a book or movie from Hoopla. Checkout eBooks and e-Audio titles on Libby. The library has a wide range of services you can access from home, all found on our Digital Services webpage. If you do not have a library card, you can sign up for one to access digital services.
Please know the safety for our staff and customers is of the utmost importance to the Library. In order to comply with state guidelines for businesses, all library employees are required to wear cloth masks. We have rearranged work space to allow for more than six feet of distance between employees. All library materials that are returned from customers are isolated for at least 96 hours before they are handled by staff. We have hand sanitizer readily available at all work stations and, of course, are encouraging frequent hand washing. We are frequently cleaning ‘high touch’ surfaces like door handles, phones, and light switches and continuing to routinely clean and sanitize our library locations. We have developed a ‘no contact’ method for delivering library materials through curbside pickup, ensuring safety of both staff and customers. When we reopen our buildings to the public, we will have plexiglass counter guards in place. We appreciate all of the concern and support our customers have given to library staff during this difficult time.