Effective June 15, 2020, patrons may use services inside the library, on a by-appointment basis.

Inside services include:

  • Computers, fax, scan, copy, print

  • Browsing/checkout items

  • Carry-out of pre-ordered items

  • 1-hour per appointment


How YOU protect OTHERS:

  • Access to the library is by appointment, for 1 hour

  • Complete a verbal health assessment prior to entering

  • Sanitize hands before using materials

  • Face coverings are recommended and strongly encouraged

  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or your sleeve

  • Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult

  • Public restrooms are not currently available

  • Stay home if you have a fever or are experiencing virus symptoms


How the LIBRARY protects YOU:

  • Limited guests at any given time

  • Hand sanitizer is available for guests to use during their visits

  • Library materials are quarantined between check-outs

  • Service points/common areas are sanitized frequently

  • Computers are sanitized between uses

  • Staff wear masks (unless medically unable), practice appropriate respiratory etiquette and social distancing, and sanitize hand frequently

  • Plexiglass shields are installed at service counters

  • Buildings are deep-cleaned weekly



  • Please note that public restrooms are not currently available

  • Thank you for helping the Brown County Public Library re-open safely and responsibly!


The Brown County Public Library is closely monitoring information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of our patrons and staff is a top priority. We're working with local health officials and following directions from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Right now, we are taking additional steps beyond regular practices and cleaning and sanitizing all libraries as much as possible. We're also making hand sanitizer available for library users. Book drops are available 24/7. 

Stay informed:


Ohio Department of Health

Brown County Health Department