We are closed to the public until further notice and staff have moved to working from home. We are diligently planning, learning, and working with the intent of becoming more knowledgeable and prepared to provide even better service when we open back up to the public. We know you have questions about what our closure means for our services and your accounts. Here is what we can tell you:
- Beloit Public Library programming, meetings, outreach, and activities both inside and outside of our building are cancelled.
- All programs and meetings sponsored by outside groups are cancelled.
- Our drive-up book drops are locked. Please hold onto your materials until we re-open.
- Materials due dates are extended. All materials originally due during the closure will be extended beyond the closure date. They currently are set at April 30, but that date may change depending on how long we remain closed.
- No overdue fees will be accrued during the closure.
- Holds are currently disabled.
- Card expirations dates are extended. All library cards that are set to expire in March, April, or May will now expire June 1 in order to allow patrons access to online materials.
- Online resources and streaming content are available. For people looking for material to read, watch, and/or listen, we encourage the use of our online streaming resources such as Hoopla, Libby, and OverDrive. These are all available for FREE with your library card.
- If you don’t have a card, temporary cards can be obtained online. These will be good for 90 days (longer than usual) and will work with most online resources. (Get one by visiting sharelibraries.info. Select Beloit Public Library, click the “Login” link at the top, and then click “Don’t have a library card? Click here to register!”)