Due to the growing number of positive COVID-19 cases in our area and in anticipation of further increases in the coming weeks, the Ridgefield Library will be reducing the number of in-Library visitors at any one time and limiting visit length to no more than 30 minutes per person per day effective immediately. We are asking our patrons to restrict their stays to the minimum time needed.
Our Express Browsing Hours remain:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm (closed 1pm-2pm for enhanced cleaning)
- Wednesday 4pm-7pm
- Saturday 10am-1pm
Please continue to wear your masks, use the hand sanitizer provided around the building, and maintain proper social distancing while visiting the Library. The health and safety of our community and staff remains our primary concern and our most important service priority. As the COVID-19 pandemic situation evolves, our services may be subject to further change. Please refer to our updated FAQs for detailed information.
We strongly encourage patrons to utilize the Contactless Lobby Pickup service for requested materials. To schedule Lobby Pickup appointments, follow the link in the “Hold Ready” email you receive when your materials are ready for pickup. Please let our Circulation team know if you need assistance. You can reach Circulation, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm or Saturday 10am-1pm at 203-438-2282 ext.12003.
In addition, we’re offering a new service to help you choose your materials from the safety of your home. Our Librarians will put together customized book bundles that we can check out for you and have ready for Lobby Pickup. Complete the short online form to get started.
To continue serving you, the Library will maintain all of our popular Virtual Library services, including online programming for all ages, online individual research and technology support, access to our expanded digital collection, and remote access to our catalog and Library card account services.
We are also here to help you by phone or email:
- Adult Services: 203-438-2282 ext.12004 or [email protected]
- Children’s Services: 203-438-2282 ext.12002 or [email protected]
- Circulation Department: 203-438-2282 ext.12003 or [email protected]
- Teen Services: 203-438-2282 ext.11004 or [email protected]
Our outdoor book drop is open seven days per week for return of Library materials. Our indoor book drop is also open and available during open Express Browsing Hours. The Library continues to quarantine returned materials per recommended guidelines for your safety and we will not charge overdue fines at this time. Please return materials on time so that they are available for others to enjoy. Please also note that due to quarantine requirements it may take up to 6 days for certain items to be “checked in” and no longer appear on your library account.
We will continue to communicate with email updates, so please be sure to join our email list, and check our website www.ridgefieldlibrary.org for current information and FAQs about changes to our services. Please take a moment to read through these before planning your visit.
Thank you again for your patience and support through these challenging times. All of us at here at the Ridgefield Library wish you and yours the very best during the holiday season and wish for a happy, healthy New Year for us all.
Stay well Ridgefield!