Important Information to Know While the COVID Virus Remains a Threat to Public Health
LIBRARY BUILDING OPENS ON JULY 6
We are delighted to open our doors again to the public. To reduce the spread of the COVID virus, the following changes to our normal service is in place:
Masks must be worn by everyone in the building, except children under the age of 2.
Five public computers will be available; self-serve only.
All photocopies will be done by library staff.
Chairs have been removed; all games, puzzles and toys are in storage.
Magazines are available by request. No newspapers are available.
Mon & Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed & Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri & Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
CURBSIDE DELIVERY SERVICE EVERY DAY
You may order library materials for curbside pickup. We'll call you to confirm your order, then pick up your order within 3 business days. Call us when you get to the library and we'll bring your order to your car!
Curbside delivery hours will be: Mon & Tue 9-7, Wed & Thu 9-5, Fri & Sat 9-1.
Our Reopening Plan has been approved by the Library Board of Trustees. It can be read here. Please note, this plan may change if circumstances warrant.
Will any PCL services be available during the closure period? Our website parchmentlibrary.org, is our online branch and is always open. PCL offers a large variety of digital books, audiobooks, comics, movies, and music via Hoopla. RBdigital, and OverDrive.
What if I have library materials currently checked out? You may return them now. You will not incur an overdue fee!
Can I apply for a library card online? Yes, all those who reside within the Parchment School District may apply for a library card online here. If you reside outside of the Parchment School District, you may apply for a Reciprocal Borrower card when the library reopens.
Will cancelled events be rescheduled? See our Library Events page for updates on all events, as well as helpful links to free Internet service and resources.
How can I keep updated about the status of the library? All service updates will be posted on the homepage of our website and on Facebook.
Use our 24/7 online library! Use your library card and any Internet-connected device to borrow digital books, audiobooks, comics, movies, and music.
For more information, go to
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus
Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services https://www.kalcounty.com/hcs/covid19.php
How to prevent the spread of colds and flu
Wash your hands at least 20 seconds with soap and water, especially before eating or after using the bathroom.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Avoid contact with people who are sick.
Stay home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider.
If you or a family member has a weakened immune system, avoid crowds as much as possible.