SPRINGFIELD, NJ — For the first time in several months, the Springfield Free Public Library will has reopened its building, but under limited use and with reservations necessary beforehand.

As of Tuesday, Springfield residents ages 18 and older will now be allowed entry into the library for use of the public computers. Library patrons wishing to use the computers may do so by signing up for time slots. However, due to social distancing protocols library staff members will not be available to provide desk side assistance.

In addition, all guests entering the library will be required to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nostrils at all times that they are inside the building; temperatures will be taken upon entering the library and anyone registering a temperature of 100.0 F or higher will be instructed to leave according to the announcement.

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If a guest is exhibiting known symptoms of COVID-19, they will not be given admittance to the library building. While they are in the building, library patrons will not have access to library restrooms, public photocopier, fax machine, or public computer printer.  Patrons wishing to save documents to have printed elsewhere must provide their own flash drives.

To register, please call the library at (973) 376-4930, ext. 221. Residents with questions about the program can contact Library Director Dale Spindel at dspindel@sfplnj.org.