Libraries in Pima County set to open on Monday

Posted at 10:39 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 09:18:45-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A wealth of knowledge and information will be available to you again starting next Monday.

"We're having the same hours for all libraries right now so it will just be 10 a.m. to 5p.m., Monday through Friday," Amber Mathewson said, Mathewson is the Library Director for Pima County.

Libraries in the county will be open to the public after closing in late March.

"People can come in and pick up books that they've had on reserve."

It's a chance for anyone who has gone without a vital service, internet access, to reconnect.

"They can use computers for 30 minutes once a day. We're expecting these visits to be very short, this is not our regular come back to the library yet."

Mathewson said some locations are going to serve up literature quite like a meal.

"In some locations we'll have curbside service only."

"At other libraries they'll be able to walk up to the door and get books picked up similar to what they might have been doing at some restaurants, and in a few libraries they'll be able to actually walk into the counter to get their books."

With books in circulation, in and out of hands across the county, Mathewson told KGUN9 the library's plan to sanitize, quarantine of those very books.

"Books that have been returned or will be returned will be held for three days."

She says if you have rubbing alcohol you can help by gently wiping down books surfaces.