Curbside Service available Mon.-Fri., 9 am-5 pm
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Items may be returned through the bookdrop
located at the rear of the building.
Updated April 27, 2021
- Normal lending periods have resumed:
What are the loan periods for library materials?
books, books-on-CD, Playaways and music CDs are loaned for three
weeks. New books are loaned for two weeks. DVDs and
videogames are loaned for one week. Magazines are loaned for one
- No donations can be accepted during the pandemic, due to the challenges posed for safe materials handling.
- If returning compact discs, please place a rubber band around the case.
Curbside pickup service also available at this time
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Everyone entering the library
will be required to properly wear a facemask and use hand sanitizer upon
Physical distancing in the building
and while on the grounds is required.
Total maximum number of
occupants on first floor at any time is 25.
Total maximum number of occupants in the children’s room at any time is 10.
Length of stay is limited up to
occupancy on the Adult Level - access is available to the “New Book” area,
the circulation and reference desks, the computer room, the
printer/copier/scanner, non-fiction and the restroom.
request staff assiatance at any time. Catalog computer will be available for searching
Room limited to 10 occupants at a time.
materials such as toys, games, tablets, puzzles, and the Library of Things
are not available at this time.
are not available.
access is limited to 30 minutes per day, including access to the
is available for patrons who wish to check out their own items. Staff is
happy to assist in this new service..
required, and is available at entrance and throughout the building
is available for patrons to clean computers, keyboards and mice
before/after each use
continue to only be accepted at the outdoor book drop, at the rear of the
building, all returns will be sanitized.
and heavy-traffic areas are cleaned throughout the day by custodial and
Any materials that are picked up while browsing will be
placed on a cart to be sanitized by staff before being reshelved
April 27, 2021
Digital Access to Educational Materials:
Digital Access to Fun Materials:List of Massachusetts Cultural Institutions
with virtual OfferingsParents & Caregivers:
Resources for Parents & Caregivers to Discuss COVID-19 with Kids
COVID-19 and Novel Coronavirus Resources:
Everbridge - Town of Southbridge Emergency Alert Program:
The Department of Transitional Assistance,
1 North Street, Southbridge, MA
Phone: 877-382-2363.Literacy Volunteers of South Central Massachusetts
Literacy office at the Jacob Edwards Library is closed until further
notice. Please use the following contact information to get in touch:Holly Christo, Executive Director: 508-909-6589 or firstname.lastname@example.org for
tutor support and information.
Other Medical Resources:Daily Life and Coping During the Pandemic (from CDC.gov)