Effective November 11 the Bartholomew County Public Library is changing service levels that will last through at least Friday, November 27.  This is to address the rise in the community spread of the Coronavirus.  Jason Hatton, Library Director, says, “Bartholomew County has now moved back to Stage 4.5, BCSC has moved to eLearning, and in all likelihood the Indiana State Department of Health will declare Bartholomew County has a moderate-high level of community spread on Wednesday.  The library takes seriously it responsibility for the safety of our patrons and staff.”

Library users are encouraged to utilize the library’s curbside service by placing holds online through mybcpl.org or calling the Reference Department at 812-379-1266.  Grab and Go is in place for those coming inside, however patrons will be asked to limit their time in the building.

The Reference Staff is available to answer questions either in person or via phone/email.  All chairs will be moved so that patrons will unfortunately not be able to sit at tables for studying or other purposes.  All meeting room usage will also be suspended.  A one-hour time limit will be in effect for computer usage and availability will be at 50% capacity.

The Outreach Department can be reached at [email protected] or 812-379-1278 for those wishing to know about home deliveries of their items. Currently this service is also available to those quarantining at home, or those at high risk for the virus.

As of now, both the Main Library and the Hope Branch Library remain open, operating on current hours.

Changes in service levels will be re-evaluated every Wednesday.

For questions, please call the Main Library at 812-379-1255.