ADL Phased Reopening Plan

Posted on Jul 3, 2020

Albion District Library is committed to providing high-quality services that are safe for both staff and patrons. On Thursday, June 25, the ADL Board of Trustees adopted a COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan and a Phased Reopening Policy & Plan that will allow us to reopen in a way that cautious, flexible, and, above all else, safe for both patrons and our staff.

We are moving gradually through the phases of our reopening plan, starting with curbside and walk-up service and ultimately ending with full on-site services. Dates for moving to each phase are fluid, based on current health conditions and guidelines from the Governor’s Office and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are our services and procedures for our current Phase 4. Details for next phases will be shared as we transition into them. View our COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan.

As part of this reopening plan, we have made the following changes:

  • Enhanced Cleaning: All high-touch areas and equipment are being disinfected regularly throughout the day and between shifts, in addition to regular janitorial attention. This includes handles, rails, keyboards, mice, office equipment, counter and table tops, and phones.
  • Returns: Patrons are asked to return all items in the drop box behind the library, including MeLCat interlibrary loan items. All returns are being quarantined for 72 hours before they are shelved or loaned again.
  • Protective Equipment: We have an appropriate supply of hand sanitizer, disinfectant, cleaning wipes, masks, face shields, gloves, and paper products for both staff and patrons. Our main service desks are equipped with sneeze guards, and staff and patrons over the age of 2 are required to wear face coverings (masks or shields) that cover both the nose and mouth while using the library.
  • Social Distancing: We are abiding by the recommendation of 6 feet social distance, and have placed traffic arrows and designated waiting spots for our circulation desk. We have removed some furniture and computers to allow this necessary social distance between patrons.
  • Notice to Patrons: We have posted flyers on our policy, including face coverings and social distancing, on our doors, our website, and our social media platforms.

Phase 4: Limited Library Opening, Starts July 6

  • Main floor open to the public at 25% of capacity. Children’s Room and Local History Room remain closed, though items and services are available by request. Patrons are asked to limit their visit to 1 hour.
  • On-site visits available by appointment. Borrow materials, use our computers, print or copy documents, and to send and receive faxes, Call 517-629-3993 to make an appointment.
  • Face coverings are required for patrons and staff. Free fabric and disposable masks are available upon request, including sizes for children and teens.
  • Curbside and lobby walk-up services remain available, also by appointment. Borrow items, copy and print, send or receive faxes.
  • Please return all items in the drop box behind the library.
  • To make an appointment, please call 517-629-3993.

View our Phased Reopening Policy & Plan.

For more information, contact Library Director Cynthia Stanczak by calling 517-629-3993 or by email at