COVID Reopening Phases


The West Branch Public Library will begin reopening from the COVID pandemic on June 1, 2020 with the 1st of 5 phases. Phases will be moved through based on increases or decreases in active cases in our area based on CDC recommendations.

To request a book for pickup, please place it on reserve in our catalog (westbranch.biblionix.com) or contact us at Ph: (319)643-2633 staff@wbpl.org. Please call or email if you would like no-contact delivery. Delivery requests made after 12pm will be delivered the next day.

Phase 1 – Begins June 1, 2020

  • Library Building
    • Primarily Closed
  • Materials
    • No Contact Pickup Available in Entryway – 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri.
    • No Contact Delivery Available
    • Inter-library loan available as able (some libraries will still be closed. Delivery service will restart June 8)
  • Printing/Copying/Faxing
    • No Contact Pickup printing available only
    • Up to 10 pages printed free. Over 10 must be paid online.
  • Programming
    • Online Only

Phase 2 – TBD

  • Library Building
    • Main area closed
  • Materials
    • No Contact Pickup Available – 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri.
    • No Contact Delivery Available
    • Inter-library loan available as able
  • Computer Use
    • By appointment only in the Community Room
    • 1 Hour limit per day only
    • Up to 10 pages printing free. More must be paid online
    • Computers disinfected after every use
  • Printing/Copying/Faxing
    • No Contact Pickup available only
  • Programming
    • Online Only

Phase 3 – TBD

  • Library Building
    • Main area open – occupancy limited to 10 people
    • Restrooms Closed
    • Seating removed
  • Materials
    • No Contact Pickup Available – 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri.
    • No Contact Delivery Available
    • Inter-library loan available as able
  • Computers
    • 1-Hour time limit only
    • No groups
    • Computers spaced 6 feet apart
  • Printing/Copying/Faxing
    • No Contact Pickup available only
    • Up to 10 pages printing free. More must be paid online
  • Programming
    • Online Only

Phase 4 – TBD

  • Library Building
    • Main area open – occupancy limited to 20 people w/ gradual increase
    • Seating furniture gradually introduced
    • Toys gradually introduced
  • Materials
    • No Contact Pickup Available – 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri.
    • No Contact Delivery Available
  • Computers
    • Computers spaced 6 feet apart
    • No Groups allowed
  • Printing/Copying/Faxing
    • No Contact Pickup available
  • Programming
    • In-person may be held. Online offered.

Phase 5 – TBD

Normal Library Use.