Libraries will now be open for grab-and-go services every day of the week. Library visitors will be able to look for materials and pick up holds in person using a self-checkout system and to shop lobby sales. Computer access will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis for two-hour sessions.
Face coverings are required at all times, and kids play areas, meeting rooms and seating will not be available for use.
Pickups for items on hold are still available from the porch.
In-person service will be available during library hours, which are currently set at Mondays-Thursdays from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m.
Plano Library facilities and other city facilities were determined as safe for use after undergoing Bureau Veritas Safeguard Label testing, inspection and certification, according to the city. Plano is the first U.S. city to go through this rigorous process, the release said.
“The bottom line is we want to ensure that our residents and employees feel safe,” said Rachel Patterson, the city director of environmental health and sustainability, in the release. “The third-party inspection process should enhance confidence in the safety and health of our public facilities.”
Other certified facilities include the Jack Carter Pool, Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center, the Plano Municipal Center, Police Headquarters, Fire Administration, Fire Station #1, Municipal Courts, Sam Johnson Recreation Center, Public Works and Heritage Yards.
More information on Plano Library hours and operations can be found here.