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The Allen County Public Library will transition to Code Orange protocols beginning Monday, February 1.  During this time, ACPL will respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the following ways:

  • Adjust how services are delivered to the community
  • Limit occupancy in ACPL buildings
  • Take appropriate steps to manage rolling staff shortages throughout the organization.

While in Code Orange, the following practices will be in effect at all ACPL locations. 

  • The public may access library locations to browse the collection, pick up holds, and use the Genealogy Center and Maker Labs without first making an appointment to do so. 
  • The holds limit will revert from 20 items back to 10.  If library users have more than 10 items on hold as of February 1, those items will not drop off the list.  However, they will not be able to place additional holds until they are under 10 items.
  • Study rooms at all locations will be available by reservation.
  • Meeting rooms at Main will be available by reservation.

The following services will be available to our community:

  • Curbside delivery will be available at all locations.  Please note that at the Shawnee Branch, materials can be picked up at the door instead of at curbside.
  • Public computers will be available at all library locations.
  • Reference services will be available in-person at all ACPL locations; at 260-421-1200; or Ask@acpl.info.
  • Library cards applications will be processed in-person or online.
  • Outreach Services will continue to provide service to homebound individuals and facilities where possible.

ACPL will enforce the following requirements of those wishing to enter library buildings:

  • The proper wearing of a mask or face covering is mandatory for all library visitors age 3 and older. Appropriate signage will communicate that expectation. Refusal to properly wear a mask prevents building entry and, while in the building, may result in being asked to leave.
  • If a library visitor is unable or unwilling to wear the appropriate face covering, he/she may access library services through other methods.
  • Food/drink are not permitted by the public inside ACPL buildings in order to comply with State and Allen County mask requirements.
  • Social distancing remains in effect in all locations.

Business hours for all ACPL locations are as follows.
Main, Aboite, Dupont & Georgetown

  • Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. –  6 p.m.
  • Sunday Noon – 5 p.m. *Main only

All other locations except Monroeville and Woodburn

  • Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Monroeville and Woodburn

  • Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please click here for Curbside Delivery hours at each location.

If a borrower is unable to return materials due to illness, he/she should contact the Library at 260-421-1200 or Ask@acpl.info.