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Hastings Public Library

Library COVID Plans

Information on our current COVID status

Current Library COVID Status

November 2021

Masks are encouraged for all patrons.

Any questions can be directed to Peggy Hemerling, Library Director, via email or by calling 269-945-4263.

COVID Related Policies

See the Policy Page for PPE and Social Distancing Policies related to COVID. As of November 2021 masks are encouraged for all patrons but not required.

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/MDHHS/MIOSHA 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
* Image edited from original courtesy of Erin Schmandt at Caro Area District Library

The Library moved to Phase 4 as of 6/22/2021.

Phase 1

  • The Library is open for drive-thru pickup of held items.
  • No public access except for computer use reservations. Call us for more information at 269-945-4263.
  • 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 and mask/face covering 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 60 minutes of use daily. (on August 14th this was raised from 30 minutes)
  • The Friends Store reopened to the public on Tuesday August 25th. NO DONATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED.

Phase 3

  • Some Library programs and public meetings resume.
  • All other Phase 2 guidelines remain.

Phase 4

  • Return to normal operating hours and programming.
  • Computers return to 2 hours max usage daily.
Filed under: covid-19
Location & Hours

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

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Phone: 269-945-4263
Fax: 269-948-3874

Library & Drive-thru Hours (effective June 14, 2021):

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am - 8pm
  • Friday: 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 3pm

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