Coronavirus [COVID-19] Information

The global outbreak of COVID-19 is a rapidly-evolving situation. Manhattan Public Library wants to keep our patrons informed about the virus and the precautions the library is taking. This page will be updated with any changes to library programs and services. The library strives to provide a healthy and safe environment for our patrons, volunteers, and staff.

Updated April 12, 2021:

Services Available

  • Browse the entire collection at your convenience. We ask you to keep your visit short and sweet – about an hour.
  • Holds are available via the library’s online catalog. Notices will be sent when items are available for pick up.
  • Public computers are available on the 2nd floor by appointment only.
  • Print, copy, and fax services are available on the 2nd floor. No appointment necessary.
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi network (Library Outdoor Wireless) is available and free to use in the library’s parking lot. 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. every day.
  • Self-check stations are available for no-contact checkout.
  • Virtual programs will continue with Take-and-Make craft kits and online videos.
  • One-on-one technology training is available in-person and via Zoom, call (785) 776-4741 ext. 302 to schedule a meeting today.

Services Not Yet Available

  • Meeting rooms and seating areas.
  • The Teen Zone.
  • Book donations.
  • Rosie’s Corner – The Friends of the Manhattan Public Library used book corner.
  • In-Person Programming.
  • Interactive activities in the Children’s Room.

Rules for Everyone’s Safety

Precautions are in place for the safety of customers and staff, including:

  • Stay home if you are sick, in quarantine, or have been around someone who is sick or in quarantine.
  • Masks are required unless under age 6 or have health conditions that restrict wearing a mask. City of Manhattan Ordinance No. 7488
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6-feet between yourself and other people who are not from your household.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Digital Services

  • Our Digital Library has a variety of ebooks, audiobooks, streaming movies, popular magazines, and more free with your library card. 

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