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The library is open to the public as of Monday, June 1st, at 9 a.m.
We will resume normal operating hours with some limitations to our services.

We are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our staff and patrons:

  • 100 people, including library staff, are allowed in the facility at any time.
  • Masks are required to enter and must remain on at all times while inside the facility.
  • A temperature check is required to enter the building.
  • Patrons needing staff assistance are asked to wait in designated lines, socially distanced. This includes help with library accounts, finding items, or questions about library services.
  • Staff can not provide one-on-one tech help at this time. Please email gcl@gclibrary.com with any questions regarding tech devices or library services.
  • Computer access is limited. Fewer internet computers are available for shorter time periods. There are no card catalog computers available. Patrons are encouraged to download the library's app at app.gclibrary.com to search the catalog.
  • There are no laptop computers, iPads, or NIntendo 3DS devices available for checkout.
  • Internet computer print jobs are limited to 10 pages per session.
  • Items on hold are now available for self-pickup. All items on hold are available inside the main entrance to the left. Holds are alphabetized by last name. The first 4 letters of the patron's last name and last 4 digits of the library barcode are printed on the slip attached to the book. Holds can be retrieved and self-checked without any staff contact.
  • Curbside pickup will continue indefinitely.
  • The toys in the children's department are stored until further notice.
  • The Friends of the Library book sale room is open to the public as of July 1st. Donations will only be accepted in bags or boxes that will not be returned. Donations need to be taken to the library's main entrance.
  • All items returned have been and will continue to be quarantined for 3 days before being checked in.
  • AARP tax preparation is canceled for the remainder of the season.
  • Meeting rooms are unavailable until further notice.
  • The courier service is suspended at this time. We will resume deliveries as soon as possible.

    Please understand that our library staff is operating under federal, state, and local directives regarding large indoor venues. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as we can. Our mission is to connect our patrons to materials, information, and services that promote learning and enjoyment for all ages. We are still your Connection Point to the information you need, including books, movies, music, and much more, even at a 6'+ distance.

    We anticipate many changes to our policies and procedures in the upcoming days, weeks, and months. Directives are changing daily and we are doing our best to provide the best service possible to all of Garland County.

    If there are any questions regarding library services at this time, please comment, direct message, email gcl@gclibrary.com, or call 501-623-4161 during library hours.