Buena Vista Public Library Director Cecilia LaFrance has announced it will act on additional measures to reduce potential community spread of the coronavirus known as COVID-19. The Library will hold normal business hours today, Monday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, beginning Tuesday, March 17, the Library’s hours will be limited to 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Buena Vista Public Library. Courtesy image

Patron services will be limited to checkout and business service. All leisure spaces within the library will be closed for use. All programs are suspended until further notice.

According to LaFrance, the library is preparing for a possible closure. “We advise patrons to check out desired materials and retrieve any holds as soon as possible. However, please do not visit the Library if you are experiencing symptoms or have been in contact with a possible carrier of the COVID-19 virus.”

Should the Library close, staff will be able to assist with accounts by phone from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 719-395-8700.

The Buena Vista Online Library is available 24 hours each day at www.buenavistalibrary.org, as well as the library’s public Wi-Fi, which is accessible from the parking lot. Support will be offered through online platforms for assistance in accessing the library’s online collection. Check the library webpage for announcements.

For library patrons, these four digital library options can be accessed from home, with your Library Card:

RB Digital: digital magazines

https://buenavistaco.rbdigital.com/

Overdrive: ebooks & audio books

https://marmot.overdrive.com/

Tumblebooks: Kids books, games, languages
https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Home.aspx?categoryID=77

Kanopy: movies & tv shows
https://buenavistalibrary.kanopy.com/