Library Services starting Tuesday, August 4
During this phase, you can:
- Browse and check out items (BRING YOUR OWN BAG)
- Access the Children's Library collections
- Use a public computer once a day for up to one hour.
- Use wifi with your own device once a day for up to an hour.
- Outreach deliveries for homebound patrons.
- Curbside service available - call the Library for details
- Individual tables and chairs available
- Magazine checkout by request
Not yet available
- The study rooms and meeting rooms remain closed
- Children's Library play area and Storytime area remain closed
- No in-person meetings or programs (online and KRBD programs will continue)
- No newspapers, laptops, headphones, games or toys
- No group seating is available
Monday through Saturday: 10am - 6pm
What we are doing to keep our patrons safe:
All Library staff wear face coverings, and gloves when working with patrons or materials.
We sanitize high-touch surfaces regularly--including door handles, chairs, computers and workstations, restrooms, and tables.
Library staff maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet between ourselves and others.
Staff wash their hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.
When we are not feeling well, no matter how minor the symptoms, we stay home.
What you can do to keep others safe at the Library:
Wear a face covering when in the Library. If you do not bring your own, you can get a disposable covering at the circulation desk.
Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and anyone who is not a member of your household.
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing or using the restroom.
Keep your small children with you as you browse the stacks, and leave your children at home if you plan to use the public computers.
If you are not feeling well, no matter how minor the symptoms, please stay home.
Find out more
Ketchikan Public Library updates will be made via email, Facebook and Instagram. If you would like to be added to our email list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library has many offerings via its online collection, including tons of databases, SLED (more than 15,000 e-books to support kids K-8) Freegal (free music), Mango (learn a free language) BrainPop (kids), Cypress Resume (create or polish!) and MUCH more, including a newly beefed-up Alaska Digital Library.
Additionally, many reading and educational websites have granted FREE access during the COVID-19 Pandemic, including:
Tumblebooks (Free until Aug. 31, 2020; collections include romance, math, teens and all ages)
Audible Books for Kids (Free until school reopens)
Free kids shows on Amazon (no Prime membership necessary)