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Library Opening with Restrictions

We are pleased to be reopening the Oelwein Public Library! Please find a list of the restrictions that will be in place to help protect our patrons and staff members.


The Oelwein Public Library will be opening to the public, with restrictions,
on Monday, May 18th.

Hours: The new, temporary hours will be Monday-Friday 9:30 am. - 6:00 pm. and on Saturday 10:00 am. - 2 pm.

Going In: Library services will be along the lines of a "Get 'n Go" service. Patrons will pick out their items, check them out, and take them home.

Internet: Limited  computers will be available for once-per-day use for 45 minutes. The Wi-Fi will be available during open hours.

Only 20 At A Time: The maximum capacity of visitors in the library building will be limited to 20 people at one time.

Meet Elsewhere: No meetings will be scheduled in the library facility.

Services On Hold: Services that would require a lot of interaction or touching of surfaces will be temporarily suspended, such as passport services, faxing of documents, and the use of the copy machine.

One-Way Route: In order to help patrons maintain a six-foot distance, a one-way traffic flow will be implemented. Patrons will enter through the main entry way and exit out the back door.

Take-Out Still Available: Curbside pickup will still be available for those who would rather not go inside the building.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.