Seward Memorial Library remains closed to the public now through May 6. Also, as of 3/23/2020 the hours the library is staffed will be shortened as follows:
- Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday 8:00 a.m. – noon
- Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
These hours may change with little or no notice as the situation is fluid.
You may reserve items online or call ahead for pickup at our drive up window. Internet access should be available near our building. Our Overdrive service has many e-books and audio books to download so let us know if you need help to set that up. Staff will be here to answer phone requests (402-643-3318) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for allowing us to serve you in this uncertain time!
A Note From the Director
Seward Memorial Library, while closed to the public now, remains committed to getting library materials to our patrons. Our drive-up window has been well used this week and we encourage all who need library materials to reserve items online or give staff a call, then drive up to our window. In addition, we have read that the COVID-19 virus may live on books for up to three days. To protect both patrons and staff, we have implemented a "book quarantine" for items that have been returned. They will be handled as little as possible until after three days which means they will not be checked in until that time. So, even though you've returned them they will stay on your account for a few more days.
Since on March 1 we implemented an auto-renewal system (for all items that CAN be renewed) and no fines, we anticipate this will not be a problem for most. We have also added a 10 day "grace" period for most things to keep fines from accruing on the remaining items. If you have any trouble with your individual account because of our three day delay on checking in, call staff at 402.643.3318 or email email@example.com and we will work with you to the best of our ability.
We want everyone, patrons and staff, to stay healthy during this time and are doing our best to keep limited library service available. Thanks so much for understanding!