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All Cuyahoga County Public Library branches are open for walk-in traffic. Beginning June 2, 2021, fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to wear a mask to enter our buildings, in accordance with CDC guidance. 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

Is the Library open?  

Yes, all Cuyahoga County Public Library branches are open for public access during these hours: 

  • Monday — Thursday | 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday & Saturday | 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM 
  • Sunday | 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Drive-through window service is available at 11 locations: 

Customers who wish to use our drive-through window service do not need to schedule a specific pick up time. You should bring your library card or have the library card number associated with the hold in order to pick up material. We recommend arriving at a drive-through location at least 15 minutes before closing to ensure staff will be available to assist you.

Curbside service is available at 16 locations: 

Please call ahead to schedule a pickup time. Customers should bring their library card (or have the library card number associated with the hold) and call the branch when they arrive in the parking lot for their scheduled pick up. Staff will then check out the materials and deliver them to your car.


Are customers required to wear masks? 

In accordance with CDC guidance, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face mask to enter Cuyahoga County Public Library locations. 

Those who are not fully vaccinated will continue to be required to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth at all times while visiting the Library. Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear face coverings. 

For those not fully vaccinated who are unable to wear a mask or other face covering, we continue to offer curbside and drive-through pick-up options. 


Which specialty services will be available?

•The Library's fax/copier machines, printers and public computers are available.
Quiet study rooms with video conferencing equipment and Zoom rooms are available. 
•Our Innovation Centersthe Memory Lab and video studios are available for up to 2 hours by reservation only. Audio recording studios remain closed. 
•Grab-and-go meals for kids are available at our summer lunch locations and for curbside pickup.
Passport processing is available by appointment. Passport photos are not available at this time. 


Are meeting rooms available to reserve? 

No, our meeting rooms and the Sari Feldman Auditorium located in the Parma-Snow Branch are not available to reserve at this time. 


When will storytimes and other programs resume? 

At this time, we will not offer any in-person programs where we cannot guarantee proper social distancing. We have transitioned many traditional library programs — such as book discussions, computer classes and author visits — to online events. Visit our events calendar for the most up-to-date event listings.


Have library fines resumed? 

Yes. Library fines will be accrued on late items. Fines and fees were temporarily suspended while our branches were closed to the public. If you haven't already, we highly recommend signing up for our Courtesy Notices to receive reminders when your borrowed items are due to return. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. 


Can I drop off book donations? 

No. At this time, we are not accepting book donations. 


Where can I get more information about COVID-19? 

You can get the latest information at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov