COVID-19

COVID-19 UPDATES

Update 07.02.2020 

ARLS will begin to reopen branch locations starting with the Hopewell Library with modified hours and safety protocols. Additional locations will be opened as appropriate safety measures are in place.

Hopewell's hours will be from 9 am to 7 pm Monday through Thursday and  9 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday.

Staff will be taking extra steps to clean the library including the public computers. Due to social distancing the number of public computers will be fewer, and patrons must reserve a computer at the front desk. Scanning is not available at this time, but faxing and copying are available. Meeting rooms will remain closed at this time. Library visitors will have to maintain 6 feet social distancing and must follow the governor's directive to wear a mask while in all parts of the library.

Curbside service will continue at Prince George and Carson. Curbside pick-up will be available at Hopewell upon request by calling 804-458-6329. Carson's extension is 2910, Prince George's extension is 2970, and Hopewell's extension is 1001. Please wait until you hear the director's recording saying "The Appomattox Regional Library" before dialing your extension.

Update 6.16.2020 at 2:44 p.m. EDT

Book Drops Open!

  • All book drops are open at all locations.
  • Books will be quarantined for at least 72 hours, so there will be a delay on your account.
  • No accounts will be charged overdue fines for the remainder of the summer to allow plenty of time for returns.
  • If you find a full book drop, please hold on to your items and check back later. Email us at admin@arls.org to let us know where it is full!
  • We are still offering Curbside pick up at Hopewell, Prince George, and Carson Library.

Update as of  5.15.2020

Starting Monday May 18th we are opening three locations, Hopewell, Prince George, and Carson, for Curbside Pick-Up!

You will need to put an item on hold to be notified for curbside service. If you already have an item on hold from before the closures we will call you to plan the pick-up. You can place items on hold on our catalog. You will need to have your library card number and PIN. You can also call us during the open hours listed below. You must be notified that your hold is ready before you come to pick it up.

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For directions on how to place an item on hold click here for Requesting an Item

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions by clicking the link below.

ARLS Curbside Pick-up FAQ

ARLS Curbside Pickup Information 

Updated at 3:26 pm on March 24, 2020

The Administration and Staff of the Appomattox Regional Library System take concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus seriously. The library has decided to close all branches until FURTHER NOTICE (Hopewell will reopen 7.6.2020). We take this action out of an abundance of caution at the recommendation of state and local authorities.

All items checked out during this time will not accrue overdue charges. If you are able, please keep all materials with you and do not return the items. We will keep patrons updated with opening news as soon as we are able.

You can borrow materials online from the library through the library’s Overdrive, Hoopla, and RBDigital accounts. Overdrive gives access to books and audiobooks. Hoopla gives access to books, audiobooks, music and movies. Hoopla’s resources are always available with no waiting period for borrowing.  RBDigital provides access to audiobooks and digital magazines.

Patrons are always welcome to email staff with any questions at admin@arls.org Thank you for your continued support of the Appomattox Regional Library System. The library will continue to update its webpage, Facebook and newsletter with any changes in circumstances or additional information as it becomes available.

Sincerely,

Brian Manning

Regional Library Director