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Hastings Public Library

Library COVID Plans

Look here for information on our Phased Re-Opening Plan plus our Preparedness and Response Plan.

Phased Re-Opening Plan

The Hastings Public Library has developed a phased re-opening plan as COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Below is an overview.

Please note:

  • The plan is subject to change based on situational changes, Executive Orders and Library Board direction.
  • No specific dates are associated with the phases.
  • The Library may modify details of the phases and/or move through them faster or slower based on the situation.
Phased ReOpening Plan
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The Library is currently in Phase 2 as of 7/6/2020.

Phase 1

  • The Library is open for drive-thru pickup of held items.
  • No public access.
  • Staff is onsite to answer the phone.
  • See the Drive-thru News Article for more information on drive-thru hours and the hold process.

Phase 2

  • Drive-thru remains open for hold pickups.
  • The Library opens to the public with reduced hours.
  • Building capacity will be limited based on Executive Orders at the time of re-opening.
  • Social distancing guidelines in effect.
  • Most furniture temporarily removed.
  • No Library programs or public meetings will be held.
  • Computers reduced and spread apart.
  • Computers will be limited to 30 minutes of use daily.

Phase 3

  • Drive-thru changes to appointment only.
  • Open hours remain reduced.
  • Some Library programs and public meetings resume.
  • Social distancing guidelines in effect.
  • Computers increase to one hour of usage daily.

Phase 4

  • Return to normal operating hours and programming.
  • Computers return to 2 hours max usage daily.


COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Per Executive Order guidelines, the Library has developed a plan for dealing with COVID-19 within the building. The plan covers preventative measures, changes in procedures, use of PPE and more.

View the HPL COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Any questions on the Library's status, process changes, our Preparedness Plan or other COVID-19 related questions can be emailed to Peggy Hemerling, Library Director or call her at 269-945-4263.

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Location & Hours

Main Branch
Hastings Public Library
227 E. State St., Hastings, MI 49058

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Fax: 269-948-3874 (fax)

Library and Drive-thru Hours (effective July 6, 2020)

Monday - Friday:
10:00am - 6:00pm

10:00am - 2:00pm

In addition to phone and email, you can also

Message/Text TEXT US at 269-818-8590

eBooks and More

Go to our eBooks and More page for more information on eBooks, eAudiobooks and more or click the below links to jump directly to each service we offer.

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