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Announcement Pratt buildings are currently closed due to COVID-19. Remote and contact-free services are available. Public computer usage is suspended starting Friday, November 27 and will resume Monday, December 7 to help prevent the expected spread of COVID-19 following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Holiday Closing Services at all Pratt locations will be unavailable Thursday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Customer Requirements

In order to protect the health and safety of our customers and staff, these policies must be followed during your visit.

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  • Masks must be worn over your nose and mouth.
  • Masks must be worn while in the building or interacting with Pratt Library staff.
  • Don’t have a face mask? Disposable face masks will be available.

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Social Distancing

  • Social distance must be maintained at all times.
  • Please keep six feet of space between yourself and others.

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Health Screening

  • You will be asked to complete a health self-assessment and temperature screening before entering the building.
  • If you answer yes to any question or have a fever of at least 100.4 degrees, you will not be able to enter the building.

Safety Procedures

The Pratt Library is working hard to keep you safe. To keep our customers and staff healthy, the following procedures have been put in place.

  • Face coverings are required for all staff and customers.
  • Social distancing protocols are in place.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the buildings.
  • Customers and staff are asked to stay home if they are feeling ill.
  • High touch surfaces are regularly cleaned throughout the day.
  • The building is regularly disinfected.
  • Returned library materials are quarantined for two days.
  • Contactless pick-up of materials is available with Sidewalk Service.
Ravens COVID sign - 6 feet apart, Central Library

Friendly reminders: signs are visible thoughout public areas.

hand sanitizer at an entrance in Central Librray

Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the library.

COVID safety sign - please wait here, 6 feet waiting area

Signs placed 6 feet apart help to keep a safe distance.

plasic covers on comoputer mouse and keyboard in the library

Plastic coverings for computers are replaced after each use.

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Sidewalk Service - customer getting a bag of library materials at an outdoor table

Sidewalk Service

Pratt Library card holders now have a contact-free way to check out and pick-up books and other materials from the Pratt Library.

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woman using a public library computer with safety precautions in place

Computer Reservations

Make an appointment to safely use a public computer for up to 45 minutes at select library locations.