Policies for a Pandemic Era

Lee Memorial Library welcomes patrons for walk-in and door-side services. Library policies have been updated to provide for a safe environment and productive interactions for all. Patrons MUST adhere to and comply with the amended Code of Conduct in order to receive library services.


  • Library occupancy will be strictly limited to no more than 16 people at a time: No more than 6 people in the Children’s Room concurrently. No more than 10 people in the other sections of the library concurrently. No more than 2 people in the Reading Room concurrently.


  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult who supervises them in the library.


  • Maximum 30 minutes per visit
  • Maximum one visit per person, per day


  • Browsing permitted
  • In-person check out available
  • Limited use of computers available; however, staff cannot provide help at this time
  • Notary services, by appointment, for Allendale residents only
  • No inside programs (Virtual programs continue)
  • No tutoring
  • No photocopying
  • No bulletin board access
  • No seating provided


  • Masks/face coverings must be worn at all times at entrance and inside the building (one’s hands or shirt are not permissible face coverings)
  • Social distancing rules are in place. Those at the library entrance and inside the building must maintain a distance of at least 6′ between one another.
  • Patrons and staff will be separated by plexiglass at the checkout and porch pickup areas. Designated spots for queuing in advance of service are marked.
  • Sanitizer & wipes are available throughout the building
  • Bringing in furniture (such as tables & chairs) of one’s own is strictly prohibited
  • Water fountains are closed
  • No admission to 2nd Floor
  • Management reserves the right to deny service to those who do not conform to the amended policies or who put others’ safety in jeopardy.


  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday:  10:00am – 8:00pm
  • Wednesday/Friday/Saturday:  10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday:  Closed


Porch Pickup continues! Request materials at Bccls.org for quick & easy contactless pickup whenever the library is open!