COVID-19 Library Operations
Samuels Library is Open to the Public
We require that patrons maintain social distancing while browsing the shelves or waiting in line. In order to remain open and comply with Executive Order 63, patrons age 5 and older are required to wear a mask. If you need a mask, they are available at the front desk. Those who cannot or choose not to wear a cloth face covering may wear a face shield, or use the services listed here in our FAQs as an accomodation.
Monday - Thursday | 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Things to Know About Services
Fines & Fees
- Tutoring inside the library cannot be accommodated at this time.
- Notary services have been suspended until further notice.
- Interlibrary loans cannot be requested at this time.
- All toys have been removed from the play area.
- Computers are available, however usage is limited to one 2-hour session per day.
How does it work?
Patrons who place holds may need to wait up to 24 hours before their items are available for pickup - please wait for a hold notification, or check your account online to see if the items you requested have a status of "Arrived." Items can be picked up during the following times:
Monday - Thursday | 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
When you come to pick up your items, please park near the bookdrop area and call 540.635.3153 to let staff know you've arrived.
To protect our patrons, items will be sanitized and placed in a plastic bag prior to being brought out to you. In an effort to maintain social distancing, staff will wheel the items out on a cart to the edge of the sidewalk near your vehicle then step back to give you space to take the items off of the cart.
Curbside service is available for the checkout of physical materials. We also encourage patrons to access ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital resources from our website. Extended curbside service will be considered for those with medical conditions.
Our online catalog is available by clicking here to search for suitable library materials. Adult and Children’s Reference Staff are available by phone or via online chat to assist in materials selection and offer personalized recommendations.
Internet Access & Computer Use
The library’s wireless internet is accessible from the parking lot and outdoor seating areas. Laptops and wi-fi hotspots can be checked out for at-home use.
Printing & Copying
Curbside service is available for those with medical conditions who need to print or copy documents. Arrangements can be made by contacting the Adult Reference staff.