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Reopening Plans - Phase 5

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Feb. 4, 2021 - We have resumed Phase 5 of our COVID-19 Plan of Action Phased reopening. 

We are now offering appointments outside of our public hours for high risk and vulnerable individuals. For more information, call your local branch.  DeMotte (219) 987-2221, Rensselaer (219) 866-5881, Wheatfield (219) 956-3774


JCPL will move to Phase 5 of our COVID–19 Plan of Action Phased Reopening effective Thursday, October 8, 2020

Things are still different. Please read our list of changes. We are excited to see and help you, while social distancing of course.

For the latest on Jasper County Covid-19 news, please read our ongoing and updated coverage.

What to expect:

Limited Hours Remain

All JCPL Locations will be open the following hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am-5pm

Tuesday: 10am-7pm

Friday, Saturday: 10am-4pm

Curbside service will still be offered.

What's New

  • NO LIMIT on number of patrons in the building
  • NO TIME LIMITS on use
  • Computer use no longer limited to 30 minutes
    • Not all computers are available to allow for social distancing
  • Staff available for one-on-one technology assistance by appointment
  • One community room and one study room will be available at each library
    • These rooms will have capacity limitations; check with library for more details
    • Furniture configured to allow for social distancing
    • Only one group/individual may reserve room per day
    • Rooms may not be rented for private social gatherings at this time
    • No food or drink allowed in community rooms, study rooms, or general library area

Still In Effect

  • Children 15 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Library will follow local health department and/or Indiana Governor's Executive Order in regard to face coverings
  • Face coverings are recommended for patrons and staff
  • Social distancing will be observed
  • Return materials in outside book drops only; items will be quarantined for 120 hours (5 days) before check in (no fines)
  • Computers disinfected between use as time allows