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Library Express, Curbside, and Virtual Services

Library Express Guidelines

Library Express Services Begin Monday, July 13th

Welcome back, we missed you! FCPL's Express Services are designed for safety, convenience, and efficiency.
Express services will be available at all locations Monday–Tuesday 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Wednesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., while curbside services will continue to be offered Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m

  • Face masks covering your nose and mouth are required in the building
    Remember to bring yours; we'll have extras if you forget. Curbside service may remain available for those who can't or don't want to wear a mask.

  • A limited number of visitors may be inside each branch at a time
    The number varies based on branch size and configuration. If you need to wait, please wait on the Xs outside the front doors and we'll call you in. We'll have a greeter to help guide people in and answer questions.

  • Limit your visit to 30 minutes or less
    Aim to grab your materials and go! 30 minutes is a guideline, not a hard-and-fast rule. Some visits will last a little longer and we'll work with you, but we’re not quite ready to be a community hang out again.

  • Maintain 6 feet of distance from others not in your household
    Speak through, not around, the safety shields at the public service desks and abide by the floor markings when lining up.

  • 30 minutes of public computer time per user per day
    Printing and copying are included in this time limit. Disposable keyboard covers are available for your use.

  • Safe handling of returned and used library materials
    All returns must be deposited in the book drop or bin provided for returns. Returned items and items that have been handled but not checked out are quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in or returned to the shelves. If you handle an item and don’t check it out, please leave it on a cart so we can quarantine it. Please wait a week before inquiring about returned items that remain on your account.

  • Normal circulation procedures will resume on August 1st. This includes:

    • items will be due after their normal circulation period;
    • fines will be assessed;
    • holds will begin expiring again if not picked up.

    Unavailable Services

    Services that are not available as part of Library Express include:

    • Use of meeting rooms and study rooms
    • Print daily Newspapers
    • Memory Depots
    • In-House Laptops (from laptop lending pilot)
    • In-person programming
    • Acceptance of donated materials
    • Merchandise purchases, such as tote bags, earbuds, or flash drives 
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