The library’s re-opening plan prioritizes the safety and well-being of both library users and staff and was coordinated with other Summit County libraries to ensure it is carried out in a thoughtful, cautious manner and adheres to all the health directives from the Governors’ office, the Ohio Department of Health, Summit County Department of Health, and the CDC. For the time being, the library’s goal is to allow people into the building to browse books, DVDs, and other materials while maintaining safe social distancing. Behind the scenes, the library has instituted strict measures to create a safe environment for staff and patrons.
Beginning on Tuesday, December 1:
The recent surge in COVID-19 cases as well as increases in seasonal illnesses has unfortunately impacted the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s ability to maintain necessary staffing levels for in-building services. Due to these challenges, the library will temporarily shift to curbside, drive-through, online programming and phone services only starting on Tuesday, December 1.
During this time, you will still be able to:
All dates and procedures relating to the library’s phased reopening process are subject to potential change based on directives from state and county health authorities as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As a courtesy to our customers, the Hudson Library will continue to waive all fines on all materials returned to the Hudson Library. All charges related to lost materials will be waived once the items are returned and complete the quarantine period. Please note, in order for fines to be waived, items must be returned to the Hudson Library (and not to another library).
Service Alternatives While Keeping Your Safety & Well-Being in Mind
According to Ohio’s Stay Safe Ohio Order, libraries are required to allow patrons to wear a face mask, and public health guidance recommends it to help protect other patrons and employees. We will now require customers to wear a mask as long as there is a public health emergency. If a visitor objects to doing so for health/disability or religious reasons, then a reasonable accommodation will be made outside of the library building, such as curbside and drive-up services. Any individual whose behavior is deemed threatening others with possible exposure to the Coronavirus, such as refusing to wear a mask or not social distancing, will be required to leave the library.