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Announcement All Pratt locations are open at 50% capacity with COVID-19 safety procedures in place. Learn more.

Safety Guidelines

In order to protect the health and safety of our customers and staff, we ask that you follow these policies during your visit.


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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.

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Contact Tracing

  • When you arrive at the library for each visit, you will be asked by security staff to provide your contact information for contact tracing purposes.
  • Your information is being collected only for the purpose of COVID-19 contact tracing.

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Masks

  • 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.

Library 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.
  • 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.

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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.

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Plastic coverings for computers are replaced after each use.

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