Library Operations Update

May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021

Updated COVID-19 Guidance from the Governor's Office

Nothing will be changing for us here at the Upper Skagit Library — we’ve already been following these recommendations from the state. 

The big note here is that we will be continuing to require masks for access to library services, including curbside/walk-up services as well as in-building appointments. 

To read the full guidance, released on May 19th, click here. 

May 04, 2021
May 04, 2021

COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers

Starting on Friday, May 7th, the library building will be open to patrons by appointment only! You can browse, print, copy, fax, etc, for 30 minutes max, and each appointment can include up to 6 people at a time. The computer lab will be available during appointments. Masks are still required regardless of vaccination status. You can make an appointment by email, phone, or form on the main page (near our banner) of our website.

We will continue to offer Walk Up and Curbside Services as alternatives. 

Appointment hours are from 10am-3pm.

For further Library Operations Updates call (360-853-7716), or email (info@upperskagitlibrary.org).

  • Patrons must make an appointment. If you do not have an appointment you may not enter the building. Curbside/walk-up service will be offered as an alternative. 
  • There is a limit of 6 people (not including staff) in the building at a time. 
  • The front door will be locked. When you arrive for your appointment, please ring the doorbell to let staff know you have arrived. 
  • Masks are required. Your mask must fit well (snug) and be worn over your nose. If you do not wear your mask properly, you will be asked to leave. 
  • Physical distancing is required. Please leave six feet of space between yourself and staff and other patrons. This includes in the computer lab.
  • Do not return materials you have touched to the shelf if you are not taking them home. Please leave them on a cart for staff to sanitize and reshelf.
  • Hand sanitizer stations and extra masks will be provided for patrons who need them.
  • Group meetings and in-building programming are still discontinued, as per State and CDC guidelines. Programs will continue virtually. 
March 22, 2021
March 22, 2021

COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers

On March 11, 2021, Governor Inslee announced the Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan will be transitioning from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process. The governor also announced that a new third phase of the Roadmap has been added, and effective Monday, March 22, the entire state will enter Phase 3. 

 

Library Specific Guidance (updated March 22, 2021)

Jan 5, 2021
Jan 5, 2021

Inslee announces “Healthy Washington–Roadmap to Recovery"

The state will shift to a two-phase system in accordance with regional case counts.

Read here the new plan

More info here

Services are available on the following days:
Tuesday 10am to 3pm
Wednesday 11am to 3pm
Friday 11am to 3pm
Saturday 10am to 3pm

Dec 8, 2020
Dec 8, 2020

By order of Governor Inslee - Limited Library Operations Extended until Jan. 4th 2021

Due to Governor Inslee's November State of Emergency proclamation and the subsequent limitation of library operations throughout the state (see our Nov. 14th update) the Upper Skagit Library will continue with our current service limitations until at least Jan. 4, 2021.

PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR AMENDING PROCLAMATIONS 20-05 and 20-25, et seq. 

Services are available on the following days:
Tuesday 10am to 3pm
Wednesday 11am to 3pm
Friday 11am to 3pm
Saturday 10am to 3pm

For more instructions: https://upperskagitlibrary.org/web/2020/08/25/directions-for-curbside-and-walk-up-service/ 

June 9, 2020
June 9, 2020

Library Operation Update

USLD staff are preparing for Curbside Service as part of Phase 2 of the Governor's Safe Start Plan. Curbside service will begin as soon as all guidelines are met. All library facilities (including book drops) remained CLOSED to the public until further notice. Due dates and holds have been extended. More information will be released soon.

How does Curbside Pickup work?

1.      Reserve items via the catalog (https://upperskagit.skagitcat.org/eg/opac/home), or by emailing library staff (info@upperskagitlibrary.org). You can also call staff to reserve materials (360-853-7939).

2.      Once your items become available you will be notified. You may then pick up items only during Curbside hours. You will have 7 days to pick up your available items. After 7 days, your item(s) will be placed back on the shelves.

3.      When arriving, park in front of the library or in the library parking lot.

4.      STAY IN YOUR CAR. Use the chat feature on the website, email (info@upperskagitlibrary.org), or call (360-853-7939) the library to let them know you have arrived to pick up your available items. Give staff your library barcode number or your first and last name and staff will check your items out and package them.

5.      Library staff will place your items in the back of your car. Please be sure that a door or the trunk is open so library staff can safely place your items inside.

COVID-19 Library Operations Changes Timeline

Safe Start for Long Term Care

Phase 2 Curbside Service FAQs

Library Reopening Plan

COVID-19 Phase 2 Libraries Guidance

Safe Start Phased Reopening