Computers, Printers, Scanner, Copiers Available
Greenwich, CT – Greenwich Library will continue its phased re-opening process on Wednesday, September 2, when patrons will be able to enter the Main Library to access computers, printers, scanners, copiers, the Bloomberg Terminal, and the VHS to DVD converter—all by appointment. The collections will remain closed.
“We are looking forward to reestablishing patron access to computers at the Main Library,” said Barbara Ormerod-Glynn, Greenwich Library Director. “Gilbane, our construction company, has managed to carve out space for us to provide this service on the first floor, however, the lower level, most of the first floor, and now the third floor are under construction.”
“At this time, we are providing limited services to reduce contact and close interactions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We continue to offer many wonderful virtual programs, No-Contact Pick Up of books and materials, and access to audiobooks and eBooks through our extensive Digital Library,” Ormerod-Glynn said.
The lower level of the Byram Shubert Branch Library has been successfully open for computer use since July 9.
In order to ensure the safety of staff and patrons, computers will be spaced 6 feet apart with plexiglass dividers and will be available by same-day or next-day appointments to Greenwich residents and Greenwich Library cardholders who are 18 and older.
To schedule an appointment:
- Call the Reference Desk at 203-622-7910
- Once before coming into the building, call 203-622-7920 to let staff know you’ve arrived
- Anyone showing signs of illness should refrain from coming into the Library
Appointment holders should be prepared to show their Library card or driver’s license to verify eligibility. Once inside the building, we ask that all visitors stop at the Welcome Desk to be escorted to their station. We also require that patrons wear a mask covering mouth and nose at all times and sanitize keyboard and mouse before using a computer with supplies provided. No food or drinks will be allowed; the water fountain will not be available.
Appointments are available:
- Monday through Thursday 10-7
- Friday-Saturday 10-4
Computer usage will be limited to one appointment per patron, per day with a one-hour limit. However, if no one is waiting and there are no appointments following, access may be extended for another 30-60 minutes. Only one person will be allowed at a computer at a time.
Library staff will monitor shared spaces and clean the printer, copier, and other equipment regularly. Computers will be spaced a safe distance apart and social distancing will be enforced. Library staff will remain 6 feet away from users when providing computer assistance. First-floor restrooms will be available on a limited basis.
If patrons prefer to print from home wirelessly, they can send their print jobs, and call the Library to schedule a time to print. Patrons are encouraged to bring coins and small bills; staff will not handle money or make change.
No-Contact Pick Up continues, so Library visitors will not be able to browse books (or other library materials) on the shelves. Returns are quarantined for four days. All shelves will be closed to the public. Patrons can continue to place holds on items and schedule a No-Contact Pickup time at the Library of their choice.
Please check our website at greenwichlibrary.org for updates or sign up for our Keep Posted enews to receive updates in your inbox. Rest assured that Library staff is working on plans for the next phase of reopening and look forward to serving you further in the future!
The Library team is available to help access collections, virtual programs, and services. Visit our website greenwichlibrary.org for more information or call (203) 622-7900 to reach a librarian.