Starting Monday May 3, 2021, we will be operating under a new hybrid style of reopening. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays we will unlock the doors and be open for patrons to come and go at their leisure. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays we will be open by appointment (like we have been) for patrons who wish to continue to have that type of library experience. We will also continue curbside service for your convenience. Masks will be required inside the building for school age and older library visitors. The Richland County History Room will continue to be open by appointment Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 9 am to 1 pm.
Our operating hours starting May 3rd will be as follows:
Monday: 9 am to 5 pm
Tuesday: 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 9 am to 6 pm
Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm
Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm
Brewer Public Library is now officially fine free! We will no longer be charging overdue fines for items checked out at our library. All Brewer Library items may be checked out for 4 weeks. Materials that are 30 days overdue will be put on “Lost” status, replacement cost will be assessed, and borrowing privileges will be suspended until items are returned or paid for. Many public libraries are shifting to fine free because of the barriers and inequity that fines create. Brewer Public Library is open to all community members and we aim to remove barriers to access such as overdue fines. As we navigate this transition we are working to remove pre-existing overdue fines from patron records.
Please call 608-647-6444 to request items and schedule your pickup appointment. Or use the Bundle Request Form (under the “Services” tab at the top of the page), and we’ll contact you when your items are ready. Appointment times are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm.
Richland County History Room Hours
10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Thursday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – First and Third Saturday of each month
History Room hours are subject to change; if you are traveling from some distance, we suggest you call ahead to confirm that the History Room will be open.
Library cards are free to any school-age child or adult living in Richland County. Children may get their own library cards when they reach the age of five. Children under 16 years of age must have a guardian’s signature on the application card. Initial card is free.
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