Camarillo Public Library Reopens Following Covid Closure (Post Date: 4/27/21)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2021
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Camarillo, California – The Camarillo Public Library (4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo) reopened to patrons today, after being closed since March 14, 2020, due to the state of emergency arising from the COVID-19 public health pandemic. 

Library Services:  Library hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Visitors will be allowed to browse bookstacks and check out physical materials from the library. In addition, each area will have pre-selected book bundles available for quick access and checkout.  Books and other physical materials returned or handled by the public will be held in quarantine for 48-hours before being returned to shelves, consistent with state guidelines. 

Cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing will be conducted throughout the day. Both visitors and staff will be required to wear masks, and physical distancing protocols will be enforced. Furniture has been rearranged to ensure proper distancing, and plexiglass barriers are installed in areas where person-to-person interaction is likely to occur. The number of available library computers has been reduced to provide for proper distancing, and a time restriction of one hour per user per day will be imposed.  Access to printers, copy machines, and Wi-Fi will be available.

In-person library programming and private events remain unavailable at this time and will be evaluated and expanded as conditions improve. The literacy program and Russell Fischer Business Collection will continue to be offered as virtual services, and a virtual summer reading program will be added to encourage students in maintaining reading and comprehension skills during their summer break.  

Curbside Pickup Program:  Curbside service will continue with modified hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., which is consistent with the current peak use of curbside service. The new curbside pickup location has been shifted to the main walkway median in the parking lot.  Please park your vehicles in the designated parking stalls and call the phone number posted at the parking stall when you arrive. 

For more information on services and programs offered at the Camarillo Public Library, please visit camarillolibrary.org.

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