The Library Is Open!

The library is open to the public for browsing, indoor assistance, and computer use! Although we are thrilled to have our members in the building, we will be enforcing the following "Pop In & Pick Up" procedures to safeguard the health of our community:

  • The library's operating hours have been temporarily shortened:
    • Monday - Thursday | 10:00am to 7:00pm
    • Friday | 10:00am to 5:00pm
    • Saturday | 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Curbside pick-up services continue, but appointments are no longer necessary.
  • Meeting room usage is temporarily unavailable.
  • Our Wi-Fi is still on 24/7, and remote printing via Princh continues to be available.

Overdue fines will continue to be waived until further notice. Thank you for your patience as we work to gradually reintroduce our services in a safe and responsible manner.

See you soon!

 

Frequently Asked Questions


What safety measures have been put in place?

Building capacity is currently limited, and staff desks have been rearranged to promote a more distanced flow of traffic. Hand sanitizer is also being made readily available throughout the building.

 

Can I book one of the library's meeting rooms?

Unfortunately, not yet. While the study tables located on the main floor as well as those in our Teen Area and the Lowell Room are available for public use, we are unable to schedule meeting rooms for outside groups at this time due to space restrictions.


Will curbside services continue to be available?

Yes! Curbside pick-up will continue, but our procedures have changed. Click here for more information.


Can I request items from other GMILCS libraries?

Yes! Items may still be requested from within the GMILCS consortium. Items not available from any GMILCS library can be obtained from the other libraries in NH and the US via interlibrary loan.


Will computers be available to use inside the library?

Yes! Five of the library's eight public access PCs are available for use during our operating hours. Laptops are also available for use on the library property for individuals who wish for a more socially distanced computer experience.


Are you accepting book donations?

We are unable to accept book and media donations at this time.

 

Will public restrooms be available?

Our restrooms are available but have be redesignated as single unisex restrooms. Please lock the door behind yourself while you are using the restroom. Additional cleaning supplies have been made available for your convenience.

 

How do I get library updates?

Updates on library services and events will be posted in our weekly email newsletter and on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.


When will more services become available?

The reintroduction of additonal services is guided by our Phased Reopening Plan and Pandemic Policy, which have been approved by the library's Board of Trustees. We will progress to the next phase in the plan once it has been deemed safe to do so. For more information on our Phased Reopening Plan, please contact Library Director Yvette Couser at ycouser@merrimacklibrary.org (link sends email).


Helpful Links and Resources


Town of Merrimack Coronavirus Information Page

State of NH Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Website

CDC Coronavirus Website

New Hampshire Economic Re-Opening Task Force

New Hampshire Universal Best Practices

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center