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Reopening Plan

Beverly Hills Public Library has been closely monitoring the development of the COVID-19 pandemic. The library continues to evaluate the guidelines issued by the County Health Department. The library is taking a phased approach to ensure the health and safety of our patrons and staff. We look forward to providing services in person once our building has been modified and the necessary facility, operation and safety upgrades have been implemented.

Some of the changes we are implementing include:

  • Conducting health screenings and providing personal protective equipment for library staff
  • Taking steps to ensure social distancing, including limiting the number of staff and patrons in the building, and adding Plexiglas barriers and signage.
  • Increasing cleaning and sanitization, evaluating HVAC equipment
  • Adapting library programming to virtual
  • Adapting services to avoid high-touch services
  • Keeping library returns quarantined for a designated period of time
  • Altering library hours of operation to reduce potential exposure time for patrons and staff

Phase 1: Sidewalk Pickup. As of June 22, 2020, the library has been offering pick-up of library materials at the front door of the library. Book drops are open and requests may be placed online or via telephone. All county guidelines for masking and social distancing apply.

Phase 2: Grab & Go Service: when allowed by LA County ordinance, the library will allow appointments for a limited number of patrons and for a limited period of time to access the collection in person. Patrons will be allowed to browse the collection, select their materials, and check materials out. All county guidelines for masking and social distancing apply.

Phase 3: Limited onsite access. Library will allow limited onsite access for uses such as public computer use, research, and browsing collections. All users are required to wear face coverings and adhere to posted guidelines onsite. Number of people allowed on site at any given time will be dictated by County guidelines and is expected to increase over the summer. Due to restrictions on gathering sizes, most programming will remain online. All county guidelines for masking and social distancing apply.

Phase 4: Full access. At an undetermined,  restrictions will be lifted, allowing free flow of patrons into the building. At this stage, there will no longer be time limits, nor appointments. Larger onsite programs will return.

All digital and online services will be available during all phases of our re-opening and can be accessed on our website.


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  • 455 North Rexford Dr
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • (310) 285-1000
  • Monday-Thursday 7:30AM-5:30PM
  • Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM
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