Update 8/22/2020  Wyoming Public Library will move to Phase 2 June 1st. 

Wyoming Public Library COVID-19 Plan

Current Phase 

Phase 1 

  • Staff working in building regular hours.
  • Staff maintains health sheet. If sick they must stay home, and if exposed to anyone positive for Covid-19, they will self-isolate for 14 days/take test if deemed necessary.  Staff will notify Board President. 
  • Staff present regular library hours to answer phone, process returns, prepare items for curbside service.
  • Continue to promote services through Website/Facebook.
  • Keep wifi available for outside use.
  • Continue to practice social distancing and sanitizing library.

Phase 2 

  • Library will begin to be open to the public by appointment only for book check out from ½ hour after opening till ½ hour before closing.
  • Computer will be available by appointment only and limited to 45 minutes daily. Due to social distancing, only 1 public computer will be available at a time. Time slots will be given by the hour to allow for proper sanitizing between patrons. 
  • Staff will be available to help make copies and send faxes.
  • Public restrooms are not available.
  • Backroom not available to public.

Phase 3 

  • Library open to the public with extra precautions in place.

o    All library services are available with social distancing practices in place.

o    Limited number of patrons in library at one time to 10 patrons.

o    Public restrooms locked, key available at front desk.

  • By appointment only for the last ½ hour of each day. This will allow staff to sanitize daily.
  • Computer time will be limited to 45 minutes. Changes may be made at the discretion of the library staff.
  • Limited toys(if any) will be available.
  • Backroom will not be available to public.

Phase 4 

  • Library open to the public full hours.
  • Replace all removed furniture and slow roll out of toys.
  • All computers available and back to 1-hour time limits.


*Inter Library Loan Service will be made available to patrons when the Iowa Shares Courier service resumes. 

*** All subject to change based on current Covid-19 restrictions. **





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