Reopening Plan

Greetings St. Joseph community -

I'm sure many of you saw the most recent Executive Order easing restrictions on libraries. Below you will find a summary of our reopening plans.


We are entering Phase Four

The library will be open Monday-Friday.    

Monday thru Friday:  12pm-6pm 

We will be closed on Saturdays.


Services available during Phase 4:  

  • Computers and printing  (Limit of 1 hour, no renewals or extensions)
  • Fax and Copiers
  • You may browse shelves and pick out materials, using social distancing
  • Puzzles are available to take home. 

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.

Frequently Asked Questions 

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

Currently we are still offering Curbside service 

Curbside Pick up

Here's how it works:
1)   Place your requests for titles.   You can do that online through the library catalog,  or by calling the library Mon-Fri at (269) 983-7167.   There is a limit of 10 items per card.

2)   When your item is available for you, staff will call to let you know. 
       Our pick up times are:

12:00pm - 4:00pm

3)   When you are notified that the items are available, they will be checked out to you in advance. We are adding an extra week to allow time for you to pick the items up.    Then come to the library within 1 week to pick up the items during our pickup times.  We ask that you please do not come to the library until you have been notified that they are available.

4)  The Pickup area is on the east alley side of the building. 

    If driving,  please approach from the south (off Pearl Street, near Krasl Art Center) and proceed north.  Watch for signs.
    If walking, come to the designated area outside the alley door near the outdoor book drop.

5)   If you have any library materials to return, please place them in the outdoor book return.  If driving, please approach the alley from the south (from Pearl Street, near Krasl).    Please note:  Items are being quarantined for 72 hours, and will be checked in from your account at that time.

6) We respectfully ask that you do not bring any books to donate at this time.


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