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Pasadena’s Public Libraries Reopen for Limited Express Service

Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 6:39 am
 
Pasadena Public Library’s Central Library at 285 E. Walnut Street. (Image by D. Doctorstein/Used under Creative Commons license)

The Pasadena Public Library announced early Wednesday that it will reopen three library sites for in-person Express Service in April.

According to the statement, this is the beginning of a phased in-person reopening for Pasadena’s libraries. Central Library will reopen on Thursday, April 15 with limited hours. Hastings and La Pintoresca branch libraries will reopen on Tuesday, April 20 also with limited hours.

With Pasadena entering the orange tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, libraries have been cleared to safely reopen at a reduced capacity, while requiring face coverings and maintaining six feet physical distance for customers.

In preparation for reopening its doors to the public, library officials said, the Pasadena Public Library is working diligently to ensure all protocols for public health and safety, cleanliness and physical distancing are in place.

Here are the public health safety guidelines you can expect when you plan your visit to any of the Pasadena Public Libraries, according to the release:

• Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth at all times

• Maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet from other library patrons or staff at all times

• Avoid entering the library if you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms or feeling sick

For anyone who is unable to meet the above requirements, library staff will make every attempt to assist patron’s needs online, via phone, etc.

Central Library, Hastings and La Pintoresca branch libraries will offer limited one-hour Express Service in addition to their popular curbside and phone/chat services. Patrons will be able to browse the collections check out materials, reserve and use public computers, and access Wi-Fi as well as printing and copying services. Patrons will still be able to attend virtual programs; contact library staff via phone at (626) 744-4066, option 7, email at ask@cityofpasadena.email.libanswers.com or live chat at https://www.cityofpasadena.net/library/live-chat/ and pick up materials on hold via curbside pickup service.

Express Service Hours

Pasadena Central Library
285 E. Walnut Street
As of April 15, 2021

Monday
9 – 10 a.m. – Phone/Chat Service
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Curbside Service
3 – 8 p.m. – In-person Service

Tuesday
9 – 10 a.m. – Phone/Chat Service
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – In-person Service
2 – 6 p.m. – Curbside Service

Wednesday
9 – 10 a.m. – Phone/Chat Service
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Curbside Service
3 – 8 p.m. – In-person Service          

Thursday
9 – 10 a.m. – Phone/Chat Service
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – In-person Service
2 – 6 p.m. – Curbside Service

Friday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Phone/Chat Service
1 – 5 p.m. – Curbside Service

Saturday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Phone Service
1 – 5 p.m. – In-person Service

Sunday
1 – 5 p.m. – Curbside Service

Hastings Branch Library
3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.
As of April 20, 2021

Monday
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Curbside Service
4 – 7 p.m. – In-person Service

Tuesday
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Curbside Pickup Service
2 – 5 p.m. – In-person Service

Wednesday
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Curbside Service

Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Curbside Service
2 – 5 p.m. – In-person Service

Friday
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Curbside Service

La Pintoresca Branch Library
1355 N. Raymond Avenue
As of April 20, 2021

Monday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – In-person Service
2:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Curbside Service

Tuesday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Curbside Service
2:30 – 5:30 p.m. – In-person Service

Wednesday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – In-person Service
2:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Curbside Service

Thursday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Curbside Service
2:30 – 5:30 p.m. – In-person Service

Friday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – In-person Service
2:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Curbside Service

A limited number of patrons will be allowed in the libraries at any one time. There is no seating available except for ADA seating and computer use. Patrons two years and older are required to wear a mask over their mouth and nose at all times while visiting the library and observe six feet physical distancing.

Curbside service will continue at five branch libraries: Allendale, Lamanda Park, Linda Vista, San Rafael and Santa Catalina. The curbside pickup program is just for library holds.

Patrons may reserve library materials for curbside pickup online at ww.pasadenapubliclibrary.net using their Pasadena Public Library card number. Location hours are available at https://www.cityofpasadena.net/library/branches/ or by calling (626) 744-4066.

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