COVID

Current Hours of Operation:
All locations remain closed to the public.

Staff availability through the phone: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Curbside pickup service at Morgan Memorial Library and North Suffolk Library: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Curbside pickup service at Chuckatuck Library: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Thursdays, beginning October 15. Subject to change due to weather.

Learn more about Library Services At Home.

View LIVE and recorded virtual classes and events.

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To address the ongoing COVID-19 situation:

  • Following National, State, and our local Emergency Declarations regarding COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, all Suffolk Public Library locations will be closed to the public from Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice.
  • Contactless Curbside Pickup at Morgan Memorial and North Suffolk Library:
    • Available Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Beginning October 3, we will also offer curbside pickup service on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Library cardholders must place holds in advance and wait to receive text/email notification before coming to the library.
    • Once at library, drive or walk up to one of the two designated spots and call the library.
    • Library staff will bring items out and place on table, and then indicate when the customer can approach the table to retrieve their items. 
    • Any items customers bring back to the library must be returned to the item drops and will not be accepted on the tables. 
    • Library cardholders can place items on hold through their account online or by calling the library.
    • People are encouraged to review their accounts and cancel any holds they no longer need.
  • Contactless Curbside Pickup at Chuckatuck Library:
    • Available Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. beginning October 15. Subject to change due to weather.
    • Checked out books will be available for pickup from a table in front of Chuckatuck Library.
  • *NEW* Tech2Go: Check out a laptop for use outside on library property at Morgan Memorial Library and North Suffolk Library!
    • Laptops will be able to be checked out for four hours for use on library property between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays
    • A library account is required.
    • Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, staff will be unable to provide one on one technical assistance.
    • Laptops can be requested by using curbside pickup service at Morgan Memorial Library and North Suffolk Library.
    • Laptops are available on a first come first served basis and cannot be placed on hold in advance.
  • *NEW* Grab Bag Books: Need a stack of picture books with no preference for title? Use our curbside pickup service and ask us for up to 10 randomly-selected picture books!
  • Events: All in-library classes through August have been cancelled but you can visit our online calendar for information on virtual events and Virtual2Go packs.
  • Library Cards: People can call and sign up for a library card over the phone to get instant access to digital materials (757-514-7323 Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or apply online
  • Renewals: Books will be automatically renewed and no bills are being issued while we’re closed. If a book has a hold on it, it will not be auto-renewed but customers can still hold onto those books as no bills will be issued. 
  • Printing Services: Print from Anywhere service offered for no-contact pick-up at Morgan Memorial Library and North Suffolk Library. Call 757-514-7323 for details.
  • Little Libraries: Little Libraries are being stocked at Holland Hardware Store, Tyne St Playground, Lake Meade Park, Paul D. Camp campus and our Morgan Memorial and North Suffolk Library locations. View a map of all Little Library locations.
  • Outreach: We are in constant evaluation of our outreach into the community and will make decisions based on the information available with community and staff safety as a priority. At this time, Pop-Up Library visits are being suspended.   
  • Sanitization: Hand sanitizer and other cleaning tools are being utilized in all City facilities including the active disinfecting of frequently used items (e.g. door knobs/handles, light switches, computers, Kronos biometric clocks, toys, etc.). Materials returned to the library undergo a quarantine period before returning to circulation.

COVID-19 Crisis Resources

Visit our Staff Favorite Off-Site Links page for even more online resources.

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