Reopening Plan

Greetings St. Joseph community -

Below you will find a summary of our reopening plans.


We are in Phase Four

The library will be open Monday-Friday.    

Monday thru Friday:  12pm-6pm 

 Saturdays:  12pm-4pm 

(NOTE: closed on the final Saturday of each month through June)


Services available :  

  • Computers, Wifi and printing  (Limit of 1 hour, no renewals or extensions) - First come, first serve.
  • Fax, scanner, and Copier service is available
  • Reference services. 
  • Newspaper table

We highly encourage patrons to continue to place holds using the online catalog or by calling us at (269) 983-7167.  Staff will pull your requests and notify you when they are waiting for your pickup.


What you should know before entering the library:

  •             Patrons over age 2 are required to wear a facial covering in the library at all times.
  •             We ask that you limit your visit to one hour, maximum.
  •             No more than 100 people are allowed in the building at one time (including staff).
  •             No food or beverages are permitted unless medically necessary.
  •             Patrons must practice social distancing at all times.  Remain 6 feet away from others, and follow guidelines in the book stacks throughout the building.
  •             Further questions may be addressed in the Frequently Asked Questions section of our Reopening Plan.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Get answers to your questions about the library, our services, and what to expect.

Please watch here and on our Facebook page for the dates still to be determined for some of the phases.

We are concerned about the safety of staff and you, our patrons, so services will look quite a bit different than you are used to for the foreseeable future. We will move on to new phases as soon as we have all the precautions in place to safely do so. We truly are looking forward to seeing you all soon!


Our plans and policies in detail can be found here:  Covid-19 Preparedness Response Plan Infectious Disease Library Reopening PolicyLibrary Reopening Plan