Frisco Public Library to reopen at 25% capacity on June 4

The fourth floor of the Frisco Public Library will be reopened to the public June 4. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
The fourth floor of the Frisco Public Library will be reopened to the public June 4. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

The fourth floor of the Frisco Public Library will be reopened to the public June 4. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

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When the Frisco Public Library reopens at 25% capacity June 4, the children's area on the second floor will not be reopened to the public. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco Public Library plans to reopen to the public on June 4.

Under guidance issued by Gov. Greg Abbott, the library will operate at 25% capacity. Library Director Shelley Holley said that means just 68 people will be allowed in the facility at a time.

“It will be a different kind of environment than you may have experienced in the past,” Holley said during the June 2 Frisco City Council meeting. “We have reduced services, and we also have some reduced hours.”

As part of the reduced hours, the library will be closed Wednesdays and Sundays. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the remaining days of the week.

The public computers and Wi-Fi will be available but only the first and fourth floors of the library will be open to the public.


“Unfortunately, the level of interactivity on the second floor [children's area] precludes it from being open to the public based on the governor's order,” Holley said. “But we have made arrangements so that we can provide the materials that are on the second floor for those who are interested.”

Holley said the library’s curbside pickup service will continue to be available once the library reopens, as will the digital offerings available online.

The curbside pickup is available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 1-6 p.m. Sunday.

To use the service, Frisco residents place an item on hold through the library’s website and then staff sends a notification when items are ready for pickup. Patrons then can go through the drive-thru lane or pull into designated spots in the back of the library and call the library’s phone number. Staff members place reserved items in the vehicle’s trunk, and the driver never has to get out of the vehicle.
By William C. Wadsack

Editor, Plano

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.