ORPL to partially reopen Main Library, offer new hours in November

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (Oct. 19, 2020) – The Oak Ridge Public Library will have new hours beginning Monday, Nov. 2.

The Main Library will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The Main Library will also be open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursday mornings for patrons at high risk of COVID complications only.

The Children’s Room will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Curbside service will be available from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Patrons should visit the ORPL book drop to collect holds during these hours. Please visit our website, ORPL.org, for more information on our changing curbside delivery service.

To visit the newly expanded Oak Ridge Room, please call the library to make an appointment with our local history specialist at (865) 425-3455.

Both fines and payment for prints will resume on Nov. 15, 2020.

In preparation for the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks’ Halloween Hollow and the grand reopening, the library will be closed from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1.

For the health and safety of our staff and patrons, the library will continue to quarantine returned materials and will remain closed to the public on Wednesdays and Sundays for cleaning and general library maintenance.

Masks are required by every library visitor over the age of 5, and social distancing is encouraged per Centers for Disease Control guidelines. All visitors to the library are encouraged to limit their visit to one hour.

For more information, visit ORPL.org or follow the library on Facebook and Twitter: @OakRidgePubLib.