Richmond Memorial Library Opens

Written by on June 1, 2020

Effective 1:00 pm, Monday, June 1, the Richmond Memorial Library has re-opened for limited services, including:

  • browsing and circulating the library collection
  • library account services (new cards, paying fines)
  • placing holds on LOCAL materials only
  • reference services
  • faxing, photocopying
  • limited computer access
  • virtual library programs

Sorry, the library is NOT yet open for:

  • sitting
  • reading
  • gathering
  • playing
  • interlibrary loans or holds
  • in-person library programs

The library has returned to its normal hours of operation for these services: Monday through Friday, 9am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 9 to 5.

For the safety of library staff, any library patron who is over two years of age must cover their nose and mouth with an appropriate mask or cloth face-covering in order to enter and remain inside of the library building. Library patrons who are unable to medically tolerate a face-covering may request exemption or accommodation by contacting the Library Director by telephone or email at 585-343-9550 x 7 or rconrad@nioga.org.

Please return most materials (books, movies, music, etc.) to the drive-up or walk-up book returns located outside of the library. Materials unsuited for book returns (ie. board games, Playaway devices) can be returned inside of the library. Fines will be waived on items returned before June 22. All returned items will be held in quarantine and sanitized before being shelved or circulated. Sorry, we cannot accept donated materials until further notice.

The library’s 2020-21 budget was amended to require no tax levy increase. Therefore, the library budget vote previously scheduled for May 7, 2020, was cancelled.

The library’s 2020 trustee election will be held on June 9 via absentee ballot conducted in conjunction with the Batavia City School District’s budget vote and trustee election.


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