BCS Library System resuming services in phases

As the state of Texas begins to gradually reopen public spaces, the Bryan + College Station Public Library System will also reopen in phases, to ensure patrons and staff remain healthy and safe.

As the state of Texas begins to gradually reopen public spaces, the Bryan + College Station Public Library System will also reopen in phases, to ensure patrons and staff remain healthy and safe.

STARTING ON MAY 18 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Libraries will open at 50% occupancy for come-and-go activities during the following hours:

Clara B. Mounce Public Library

Monday, Wednesday and Friday:  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Larry J. Ringer Library

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Carnegie History Center

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Curbside Service

Curbside service will be available at Mounce and Ringer Libraries on Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Library patrons are encouraged to continue placing items on hold and using the curbside and book drop services.

Patrons can place holds on items online or by phone:
Mounce: (979) 209-5600
Ringer: (979) 764-3416

When you arrive to pick up items, please call the library to notify staff that you are outside. You will be asked to park in designated parking, remain in car and pop trunk for staff to place checked out items.

Other Services and Information

  • Librarians will continue to provide adult and youth programming on the BCS Library System’s social media pages.
  • Computers will be available for use for one hour, with social distancing protocols in place.
  • Meeting room spaces are closed during the duration of this phased opening.
  • Patrons should conduct in-person business at the libraries as quickly as possible in order to reduce in-person contact with others.
  • Patrons also will be asked to observe social distancing guidelines by staying at least 6 feet from anyone not in their household.
  • Library staff will ensure the facilities are continually disinfected in accordance with CDC protocols.
  • Further reopening and expansion of hours will be shared as they come available. Patrons are encouraged to check bcslibrary.org for updates.

May 11- 16

  • Libraries will open at 25% occupancy for come-and-go activities during the following hours: Clara B. Mounce Public Library – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Larry J. Ringer Library and Carnegie History Center – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1 to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Library patrons are encouraged to continue placing items on hold and using the curbside and book drop services.
  • Librarians will continue to provide adult and youth programming on the BCS Library System’s social media pages.
  • Computers will be available for use, with social distancing protocols in place.

Meeting room spaces are closed during the duration of this phased opening. Patrons should conduct in-person business at the libraries as quickly as possible in order to reduce in-person contact with others. Patrons also will be asked to observe social distancing guidelines by staying at least 6 feet from anyone not in their household.

Library staff also will ensure the facilities are continually disinfected in accordance with CDC protocols.

May 4-8

  • Library buildings remain closed, but curbside hold pickup services will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Clara B. Mounce Public Library and Larry J. Ringer Public Library.
  • Patrons can place holds on items online or by phone – Mounce: 979.209.5600; Ringer: 979.764.3416. When they arrive to pick up items, they should call the library to notify staff that they are outside. They will be asked to park in designated parking, remain in their car and pop their trunk for staff to place checked out items.
  • Adult and youth librarians will continue to provide programming on the BCS Library System’s social media pages.

May 1

  • Libraries will remain closed, but library patrons may begin returning items to book drops.
  • Patrons can begin to place holds online.
  • Librarians will continue to provide adult and youth programming on the BCS Library System’s social media pages.
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