Phase 3 Reopening

The Holmes Public Library will be open to the public beginning Monday, July 20, 2020. 

The Holmes Public Library has taken a considered and cautious approach to resuming in-person library services.

The safety of library staff and the public is paramount in the delivery of our reopening plan. The entire Holmes Library Phase 3 Reopening Plan can be found here. The Holmes Public Library must adhere to the Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards and Sector Specific Safety Protocols and best practices given by the state before in-library services resumes.

Hours of Operation:

Open to Public:

Monday and Wednesday  12:00 – 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday  10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday  10:00 am – 2:00 pm



Curbside Pickup will remain available:
Monday and Wednesday  12:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am – 4:45 pm

Friday 10:00 am – 1:45 pm

Book Drop Hours:

All returns must be placed in the outside book drop and will be quarantined for 96 hours

Monday and Wednesday  12:00 – 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday  10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday  10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Here are some things you need to know before your visit to the library:

  • Face coverings are required for all staff and patrons
  • Occupancy limit of the library will be 25 people including staff, patrons and other workers
  • In the event a face mask cannot be worn, Library Director will provide alternative services
  • Restrooms will be unavailable to the public
  • Children’s Area will be open by appointment only and will be limited to one party no larger than 3. Please contact Miss Holly to schedule at 781-293-2271 or
  • Curbside Pickup will remain available and strongly encouraged
  • Only two computers will be available with a time limit of 15 minutes
  • The copy machine will be available
  • Fax services will be available
  • All public computers and the copy machine will be wiped down and disinfected between uses
  • Disinfecting wipes will be provided at each work stations for patrons to wipe down equipment before/after use.
  • Hand sanitizers will be made available at the entrance to the building and throughout floor areas for staff and patrons.
  •  All newspapers have been removed
  •  All public seating has been removed

The Staff at the Holmes Public Library has worked hard to create a warm, welcoming, and safe environment for our community. We appreciate your cooperation in our efforts as we continue to try to provide increased services to our patrons.

Happy thoughts,

Jean Gallant
Library Director