Fort Bend County Libraries are beginning to open select buildings after initially closing all facilities in March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Missouri City Branch Library, Sienna Branch Library, Cinco Ranch Branch Library and George Memorial Library are the first four locations to reopen at limited capacity.
Visiting patrons are asked to conduct library business and leave in a timely manner, according to a Nov. 2 press release that announced the reopenings. While at the library, patrons can browse first-floor collections, use a computer and printer (by reservation only), and check out materials including mobile Wi-Fi hot spots.
“We miss all of our patrons, and we know how important our libraries are to their daily lives,” Library Director Clara Russell said in the release. “We want to return to ‘normal’ service as soon as possible, but this needs to happen in phases so that we can keep everyone safe and healthy.”
Visitors will be required to wear a mask, follow social distancing protocols and complete a health screening upon entering the library buildings. Additionally, the library has implemented heightened cleaning procedures. Seating and meeting spaces will not be open, and library programming will continue virtually.
Fort Bend County Libraries Books & More Curbside Pick-Up service is still available at all library locations.
The library system is closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.