The Farmington Community Library Board of Trustees will meet for a Study Session on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7 p.m. This meeting will be held electronically. To join, please follow these instructions.

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Reopening Phases


Phase Five: Full Library Services | TBD

At this phase, all library services will be returned to normal.

Phase Four 4.5 : Expanding Library Services (Current Phase)

Computers are available without an appointment. Computers are available in the Children’s Department at both branches for families with children up to age 17. Staff assistance is limited in order to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff. The Library has a limited supply of headphones. If you need to use headphones, please bring your own, or plan to purchase a pair at the Library for $1 via credit card.

Printing, scanning, copying, and faxing are available.

Staff assistance is limited in order to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff.

Both library buildings are open for in-person visits.

Study rooms, seating, and restrooms are now available.

Meeting rooms may be scheduled in advance by calling (248) 553-0320 for dates beginning in September.

Masks encouraged for persons over the age of 2 during events.

Please maintain 6-ft distance and stay home if you are ill.

The Library will continue to provide a curbside pickup service.

Beginning Wednesday, September 1, donations will be accepted inside during normal library hours at the Twelve Mile location. Patrons are asked to bring their donations inside through the main entrance and place them inside the Quiet Study Room near the Friends of the Library Book Sale.

Please do not donate books and items that are without covers, stained, mildewed, or musty or with yellowed or brittle paper, recordings (vinyl records and cassette tapes), video cassettes, computer software, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, textbooks, and workbooks over 5 years old, magazines, or law and medical collections.

Phase Four: Improving Library Services

A limited number of computers are available for 30 minute appointments.

Please call the 12 Mile location at 248-553-0300 or the Liberty Street location at 248-553-0321 to make an appointment.

A limited number of computers are available in the Children’s Department at both branches for families with children up to age 17. Please call the 12 Mile location Children’s Department at 248-848-4315 or the Liberty Street location at 248-553-0321 ext.220 to make an appointment.

Staff assistance is limited in order to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff.

Library headphones are not available. If you need to use headphones, please bring your own, or plan to purchase a pair at the Library for $1 via credit card.

Printing, scanning, copying, and faxing are available.

Staff assistance is limited in order to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff.

Both library buildings are open for in-person visits.

Visits are limited to 30 minutes or less to look for and check out materials, speak with a librarian, apply for or renew your library card, or use computers (by appointment).

Study rooms, meeting rooms, seating, and restrooms are not available. Please plan ahead.

Face masks are required for all patrons ages 5 and up.

Please maintain 6-ft distance and stay home if you are ill.

The Library will continue to provide curbside pickup service.

We are not accepting donations at this time.

Phase Three: Limited Library Services

The Library is open for 30-minute visits, with reduced operating hours.

Browse youth, teen and adult circulating collections.

Pick up holds.

Reader’s advisory or reference assistance.

Register or renew library cards.

Self-checkout stations, but you must have library card or scannable digital version.

Curbside service continues to remain open.

All items, including interlibrary loan (MeLCat items), accepted via outdoor drop boxes.

Returned materials will be quarantined for 96 hours after you return them to the Library. This means materials will continue to appear on your account for a minimum of 96 hours. Any fines from overdue items will be waived.

We are not accepting donations at this time.

Virtual programming is available.

Please note, the elevators leading down to the children’s area at the 12 Mile Location (32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.), Farmington Hills, are under renovation and will NOT be available for use.

Guidelines for your safe library experience:

Presence of COVID-19 symptoms – Patrons may NOT enter the library if they are experiencing symptoms such as fever, coughing or have been potentially exposed to COVID-19. Please review facts and symptoms on the CDC website.

Visit durations – You are requested to shorten your visits to 30 minutes or less.

Face coverings – “Face covering”- may include any material worn on or over the face that provides a barrier from the top of the bridge of the nose to the chin such as masks, face shields and cloth covering the nose and mouth (such as those worn for religious reasons) are all acceptable. Face coverings that are present but do not fully cover the nose and mouth are not compliant with this policy.

Social distancing – Visitors are required to maintain social distancing by at least 6 feet during their entire time at the library in compliance with the law.

Building occupancy – We are limiting our occupancy to 25 at the Liberty Street and 40 at the 12 Mile location (including staff) in the beginning of this phase. We will be evaluating the situation regularly to make further decisions on the occupancy numbers.

Phase Two: Contactless Curbside Pickup

The Library is open for curbside service, with reduced operating hours.

All items, including interlibrary loan (MeLCat items), accepted via outdoor drop boxes.

Returned materials will be quarantined for 96 hours after you return them to the Library. This means materials will continue to appear on your account for a minimum of 96 hours. Any fines from overdue items will be waived.

We are not accepting donations at this time.

Virtual programming is available.

Phase One: Material Return

All items, including interlibrary loan (MeLCat items), accepted via outdoor drop boxes.

Returned materials will be quarantined for 96 hours after you return them to the Library. This means materials will continue to appear on your account for a minimum of 96 hours. Any fines from overdue items will be waived.

We are not accepting donations at this time.

Virtual programming is available.

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