Welcome Back to RPL
Beginning Monday, April 5, 2021, the staff of Richmond Public Library will reopen libraries to the public. To ensure safe access for all and make social distancing easier, library locations will provide limited hours and reduced access. Properly worn masks (covering both the nose and mouth)are required for all visitors aged 5 and up. RPL will continue reopening in phases; we will also keep offering digital programs for those who cannot visit a local library.
Building access will be limited to 30 minutes in branches and 60 minutes at the Main Library.This includes computer access and browsing items for checkout. Study tables and opportunities for leisure reading will not be available yet during this phase. Meeting and study rooms, as well as the Innovation Lab and Memory Lab at the Main Library, will also remain closed at this time.
The Library Needs Your Help to Stay Safe
The danger of COVID-19 has not passed. We ask that visitors please respect and observe the following safety protocols during their visit:
If you've been falling ill or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please refrain from visiting RPL locations.
Masks must be worn properly at all times for any visitors aged 5 and older. All RPL staff are required to wear masks as well.
Temperature checks and signing in will be required to enter the library.
Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself, other visitors and staff. Furniture and public access computers have been rearranged to maximize social distancing.
Library staff are providing disinfectant wipes should you wish to wipe down your computer.
Once your business at RPL is concluded, please exit promptly. We are currently limiting the number of people in all library buildings, and want to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy their visit.