The library is excited to reopen to the public on Monday, February 1. Patrons may browse for items, checkout materials, and use our computers, printers, and fax/scan station. Due to Michigan Department of Health & Human Services regulations and ongoing renovations, up to 25 patrons at a time may visit us during our normal hours of operation. In order to make sure everyone gets an opportunity to enter the building, patrons will be limited to one hour a day.
For the safety of all, person-to-person interactions will be kept to a minimum. The library's lounge furniture and eating areas will not be available. Furthermore, patrons may not congregate, study, or request computer assistance. When the threat of COVID-19 lessens, we look forward to easing these restrictions.
The second phase of our renovations has begun. Approximately one quarter of the building is under construction, including the library's main entrance. A temporary entrance is available along the glass wall to the right of the main entrance. The children's department is also under heavy construction. Our librarians will gladly retrieve titles from the construction zone, but please be patient during the search.
Even though we have resumed in-building services, both our curbside pickup and home delivery services will continue. In addition, if you need tax forms or other documents printed, you may use our curbside printing service.
Library card applications will be accepted in person, but Sterling Heights residents can still apply for a library card online. As always, our electronic collection and online resources are available 24/7.
The Used, But Sterling Bookstore has begun preparations for reopening. We hope to reopen the bookstore and resume taking donations in mid-to-late February.
Stay tuned for additional updates on our website, Facebook, and Twitter pages.