COVID-19 Preparedness


Stay calm. Stay safe. In the interest of public health, the Garden City Public Library has adopted the following policies and procedures:

  • The Library’s Reopening Policy identifies 6 stages (we are currently at Stage 6):
    • Stage 1: Closed to the Public
    • Stage 2: Staff Returning
    • Stage 3: Contactless Pickup and Limited Patron Service
    • Stage 4: Limited Lobby or Atrium Space open
    • Stage 5: Open to Public with Conditions
    • Stage 6: Open for Regular Business
  • Persons who are sick, or have symptoms of infectious diseases should stay home.
  • NO LATE FEES! Remember, the Garden City Public Library is a fine-free library. So if you are sick, return your books a few days late without penalty or charge.

The Library’s Reopening Policy can be viewed here:

The Library’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan can be viewed here: