ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Public Library will be reopening its main branch on Monday with new rules in place. 

“Everyone must wear a mask at all times inside the library building or you will not be allowed admittance,” said Mayor Bollwage when he announced the reopening in a video on Facebook.

The new hours will be limited to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only 25 visitors will be allowed inside the library at a time, and they will be limited to 45-minute sessions.

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Residents are encouraged to use virtual library services in order to cut down on the time they spend in the building.

Once inside the building a 6-foot distance must be kept between visitors at all times. The library has also set up hand sanitizing stations throughout the branch. All restrooms will be limited to one person at a time to reduce contact between visitors.

This is the first part of stage three of the Elizabeth Public Library’s reopening plan. On July 20 the Elmora branch will reopen with limited public access, as well. There are currently no plans to reopen the LaCorte or the E-Port branches.

Curbside pick-up will still be available and residents looking for more information can call (908) 242-6130 to speak with a librarian.