Covid 19 Policy

The WBPL will protect the safety of it’s patrons and staff by initiating the following procedures:

  • Face coverings are required for entry into the library. Patrons who are unable to wear a facecovering may access curbside pickup.
  • Following state library recommendations only 5 people will be allowed in the building at one time.
  • If patrons are waiting outside for entry we ask that you limit your browsing to 15 min.
  • Please follow social distancing guidelines and remain six feet apart when in the library.
  • Patrons should refrain from entering the library if ill.
  • Patrons are asked to not reshelve books that they have touched, and should place them on the quarantine table.
  • All books will be quarantined for 7 days after return. They will be disinfected before being returned to the shelves.
  • Printers and computers will be available for use and will be disinfected between users.
  • The bathroom will be disinfected regularly during open hours.
  • Maker space materials will be supplied by the director in limited quantities.
  • Toys have been removed from the children’s room.
  • Please follow signage and staff instructions for accessing all library materials.
  • Coffee and snacks will no longer be provided.
  • Paperback books and magazines will be quarantined after use; however, please be aware there is no way to disinfect these materials.
  • All patrons are asked to check in with the director upon arrival for contact tracing in case of exposure.