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Limited in-person services will start soon at public library in Eau Claire

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Library In-Person 06-30-2020

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire's public library hasn't offered in-person services since mid-March, but now, library officials are taking steps starting up those services again.

Beginning Wednesday, July 1, the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library will offer limited in-person appointments.

Appointments will be scheduled into three basic categories: browsing books and materials, adult-only computer and internet use, and access for at-risk populations.

A maximum of 10 customers will be allowed to browse books each hour, and a maximum of five customers will be allowed for every 75-minute computer appointment.

Kelly Witt, youth services manager of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, admits it's been hard getting all the safety measures in place to safely reopen, but says their patrons are worth it.

"We are just so excited to open up our doors and get our materials to the public. We have been so antsy to get open, even in a limited way, and get those materials to the hands that really truly need them as well as let people use our computers and access the job resources and all those things," said Witt.

Library staff asks that you call 715-839-5066 to schedule an appointment to browse books/materials. You can also call 715-389-5004 or email reference@eauclaire.lib.wi.us to schedule an appointment to use the computers.

If you're uncomfortable going into the library, curbside pickup is still available.

Katrina Lim

Katrina Lim joined the News 18 team in August 2019 as a multimedia journalist. She was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey but has lived in all time zones of the contiguous U.S.A.

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